Boys of Abu Ghraib (2014)
My Rating : 3.5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “The movie is intense, it’s either the truth or a big fat lie, but it’s true.”
Young Army Reserve enlistee Jack Farmer (Luke Moran) experiences an intense crisis of conscience after becoming a prison guard at Abu Ghraib in Iraq, where his commanding officer (Sean Astin) coerces him into using intense interrogation techniques on a terrified detainee (Omid Abtahi) who appears to have committed no crime.
Before long, the soldier who joined the military to defend his country begins to unravel due to the inhuman treatment he witnesses in a daily basis. The film has a very good idea in using a single soldier’s perspective to explore how tension and boredom can lead to such extreme misconduct, but it doesn’t go far enough, in the end leaving a disgraceful chapter just dimly illuminated in psychological terms.
Posted on August 19, 2014, in Drama, Gory, Survival, Thriller, True Stories, War and tagged Elijah Kelley, John Heard, John Robinson, Luke Moran, Michael Welch, Omid Abtahi. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.