8.2/10
7,914
55 user 79 critic

No End in Sight (2007)

Not Rated | | Documentary, War | 22 January 2007 (USA)
Trailer
2:21 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Prime Video

ON DISC
A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country.

Director:

Charles Ferguson
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Why We Fight (2005)
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions.

Director: Eugene Jarecki
Stars: Gore Vidal, John McCain, Ken Adelman
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson turns his lens to address worldwide climate change challenges and solutions.

Director: Charles Ferguson
Stars: Oscar Isaac, Peter Agnefjall, Tasso Azevedo
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott
Stars: Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Thought-provoking documentary on war propaganda: how governments manipulate the facts and how most media let them get away with it.

Directors: Alan Lowery, John Pilger
Stars: Julian Assange, Tony Blair, Wilfred Burchett
Inside Job (2010)
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown.

Director: Charles Ferguson
Stars: Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall.

Director: Alex Gibney
Stars: John Beard, Tim Belden, Barbara Boxer
Documentary | Crime | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan.

Director: Alex Gibney
Stars: Alex Gibney, Brian Keith Allen, Moazzam Begg
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

At the edge of the Yangtze River, not far from the Three Gorges Dam, young men and women take up employment on a cruise ship, where they confront rising waters and a radically changing China.

Director: Yung Chang
Stars: Jerry Bo Yu Chen, Campbell Ping He, Cindy Shui Yu
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. political involvement.

Directors: Abdallah Omeish, Sufyan Omeish
Stars: James Akins, Arik Ascherman, Bishop Barltlett Jr.
Documentary | History | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Nearly 100 years after its creation, the power of the U.S. Federal Reserve has never been greater. Markets and governments around the world hold their breath in anticipation of the Fed ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Bruce
Stars: Liev Schreiber, Paul Volcker, Janet Yellen
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Robert Greenwald looks at war profiteering in Iraq by private contracting companies Halliburton, CACI, and KBR.

Director: Robert Greenwald
Stars: Katy Helvenston-Wettengal, Scott Helvenston, Donna Zovko
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon Baines Johnson, Robert McNamara.

Director: Errol Morris
Stars: Robert McNamara, John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Campbell Scott ... Narrator (voice)
Gerald Burke Gerald Burke ... Himself
Ali Fadhil Ali Fadhil ... Himself
Omar Fekeiki Omar Fekeiki ... Himself
Robert Hutchings Robert Hutchings ... Himself
Paul Hughes Paul Hughes ... Himself
Marc Garlasco Marc Garlasco ... Himself
George Tenet ... Himself (archive footage)
James Bamford ... Himself
Dick Cheney ... Himself (archive footage)
Donald Rumsfeld ... Himself (archive footage)
Paul Wolfowitz ... Himself (archive footage)
Colin Powell ... Himself (archive footage)
Samantha Power
Feisal Istrabadi Feisal Istrabadi ... Himself (as Faisal Al-Istrabadi)
Edit

Storyline

Chronological look at the fiasco in Iraq, especially decisions made in the spring of 2003 - and the backgrounds of those making decisions - immediately following the overthrow of Saddam: no occupation plan, an inadequate team to run the country, insufficient troops to keep order, and three edicts from the White House announced by Bremmer when he took over: no provisional Iraqi government, de-Ba'athification, and disbanding the Iraqi armed services. The film has chapters (from History to Consequences), and the talking heads are reporters, academics, soldiers, military brass, and former Bush-administration officials, including several who were in Baghdad in 2003. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The American Occupation of Iraq - The Inside Story From the Ultimate Insiders

Genres:

Documentary | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

22 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bez konca See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,533, 29 July 2007

Gross USA:

$1,431,623
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Marine Lieutenant Seth Moulton was elected the US Congressman for Massachusetts' 6th District in November 2014. See more »

Quotes

Seth Moulton: Are you telling me that's the best America can do?... No, don't tell me that... That makes me angry.
See more »

Connections

Featured in The Hitch (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not rose colored
3 September 2007 | by jdesandoSee all my reviews

As you may have inferred from my many sardonic comments about the neocons, I oppose the war in Iraq. The documentary No End in Sight confirms my opinion not shared by everyone to be sure. But this documentary, written, directed, and produced by Charles Ferguson, an information technology expert and member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Brookings Institution, shows in a rare non-ideological way, the mistakes made up to and during the Iraq invasion.

This is not an incendiary Michael Moore screed; it puts the left's argument in cool, rational light for the right to see clearly and attack as is its right. Ferguson grimly reminds us that information about the absence of WMD's was ignored to further an agenda that began immediately after 9/11 with the order to confirm a link between Al-Qaeda and Hussein's Ba'athist regime.

If you want more insanity, how about the order to disband the entire Iraqi army and Ba'ath party members from government service. That 2004 brought an insurgency of disaffected Sunni men who could have been serving in the necessary local army was no surprise. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's lack of preparation for post-invasion operations is just another depressing fact brought out by this sober, if not surprising or dramatically compelling documentary.

If you read the New York Times, you won't need the information in No End in Sight, but Ferguson puts it together so carefully and responsibly you might want to refer to it as you debate the neocons who claim the surge is working and the end is in sight. They need glasses, and not rose colored ones. But then retaining political power does mighty strange things to one's vision.


43 of 51 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 55 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows to Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse all our free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed