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Taxi to the Dark Side (2007) - Movie Details

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Documentary
106 min.
Release Date
January 18, 2008 (LA/NY)
DVD Release Date
September 30, 2008
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106 minutes
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Rated R for disturbing images and content involving torture and graphic nudity

"Taxi to the Dark Side," the latest prize-winning documentary from Oscar-nominee Alex Gibney, confirms his standing as one of the foremost non-fiction filmmakers working today. A stunning inquiry into the suspicious death of an Afghani taxi driver at Bagram air base in 2002, the film is a fastidiously assembled, uncommonly well-researched examination of how an innocent civilian was apprehended, imprisoned, tortured, and ultimately murdered by the greatest democracy on earth. Intermingling documents and records of... Full synopsis »

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As we swing toward election Tuesday, Taxi to the Dark Side sits idly on the DVD rental shelf, waiting for viewership. The Oscar-winning documentary stings with fiery poison at the idea of state-sponsored torture as orchestrated by the United States in Iraq, and is not kind, for good reason, to the current Bush administration. A high quality, factual and disturbing picture, Taxi to the Dark Side is worthy of the Best Documentary Award it received. Full movie review »

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