8.0/10
1,048
15 user 19 critic

War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death (2007)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History, War | 14 May 2007 (USA)
War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from ... See full summary »

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 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
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

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

Director: Charles Ferguson
Stars: Campbell Scott, Gerald Burke, Ali Fadhil
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
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A critical documentary about the war on terror since 9-11.

Directors: Steve Connelly, John Pilger
Stars: John Pilger
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

A series of three documentaries about the use of fear for political gain.

Stars: Gilles Kepel, Melvin Goodman, Stephen Holmes
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Award winning journalist John Pilger examines the role of Washington in America's manipulation of Latin American politics during the last 50 years leading up to the struggle by ordinary ... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Martin, John Pilger, and 1 more credit »
Stars: John Pilger, Philip Agee, Salvador Allende
Why We Fight (2005)
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 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
Alien Messiah (Video 2019)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  

Did Aliens influence the Bible? Bold theories are emerging about human prehistory and origins that could turn history as we know it upside down. New research exposes shocking new evidence ... See full summary »

Director: J. Michael Long
Stars: Razor Keeves, O.H. Krill
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A woman has been sentenced to death by hanging. Her cousin believes she is innocent and he works against time to prove it before she is executed.

Director: Wolf Rilla
Stars: Dennis Price, Rona Anderson, Ronald Howard
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Three young girls must avenge the death of their mother, who was a spy, in order to collect a $3-million inheritance.

Director: Doris Wishman
Stars: Cindy Boudreau, Sandra Kay, Michele Marie
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A cross country coach leads a team of troubled kids as he battles his own crisis of faith.

Director: Randy Redroad
Stars: Noah Alford, Brent Anderson, Megan Dalby
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
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Spiro Agnew Spiro Agnew ... Himself (archive footage)
Christiane Amanpour ... Herself (archive footage)
Peter Arnett Peter Arnett ... Himself (archive footage)
Wolf Blitzer ... Himself (archive footage)
George Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Dick Cheney ... Himself (archive footage)
Bill Clinton ... Himself (archive footage)
Walter Cronkite ... Himself (archive footage)
Phil Donahue ... Himself (archive footage)
J. William Fulbright ... Himself (archive footage)
Sean Hannity ... Himself (archive footage)
Brit Hume Brit Hume ... Himself (archive footage)
Lyndon Johnson ... Himself (archive footage)
Henry Kissinger ... Himself (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. Narrated by actor and activist Sean Penn, the film exhumes remarkable archival footage of official distortion and exaggeration from LBJ to George W. Bush, revealing in stunning detail how the American news media have uncritically disseminated the pro-war messages of successive presidential administrations. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

media | deception | spin | propaganda | See All (4) »

Taglines:

How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

War Made Easy See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (NTSC Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features Triumph of the Will (1935) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Well done documentary; And the Wars continue
5 July 2009 | by mvalinsky-3See all my reviews

Although I am a big supporter of Barack Obama and find him to be a great leader and inspirational person, as President he is continuing to war. He may have not started a war, and is winding down Iraq (troop pullout from Iraqi cities last month) -- but our involvement in Afghanistan was increased greatly, and we are bombing Pakistan (with drones, near the border).

I guess being President requires exercising military might -- but I hope that Pres. Obama can help wind down the war machine. Interestingly enough, he has stated that he wants to rid the world of nuclear weapons and is at work on reducing the amount of stockpiles in the U.S., Russia, and elsewhere.

Perhaps it is hard after a century of war, and only 7 years after 9/11, to not fight some battles. Change is not overnight...

Terrific doc here.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 15 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

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