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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Mailloux's rating of the film The Unknown Known

    What a reptilian fucker.

  2. dunjatello's rating of the film The Unknown Known

    As far as documentaries go, well produced. What's left to the imagination is just as powerful as what's said – for instance that he was running a pharmaceutical company when he was asked to go to Iraq as an envoy in 1980s and what was discussed for hours with Tariq Aziz. His personal interests in war production – the only thing that's certain – are not discussed but something has to be left to the viewer to research.

  3. Bram Vroonland's rating of the film The Unknown Known

    Look Donald, if you don't want to speak out, don't agree to do the thing. Political correctness kills this documentary.

  4. Aardsy's rating of the film The Unknown Known

    Turns out you can bullshit a bullshitter.

  5. Ariel_'s rating of the film The Unknown Known

    “I wanna make a list of things I’ve done for the Pentagon, including getting rid of words.” - Rumsfeld. Sums up the entire film. A film strictly for people who are obsessed with language. "Something’s neither good nor bad but thinking makes it so…I suppose."

  6. thomasjeff16's rating of the film The Unknown Known

    It sure as hell pretty damn enthralling to watch Rumsfeld fidgets his way out of responsibilities.

  7. Alex Mitici's rating of the film The Unknown Known

  8. Jimmi HRS's rating of the film The Unknown Known

    Although an interesting documentary, don't go in expecting Rumsfeld to spill his guts like the men in Act of Killing do. He hasn't wriggled his way out of numerous sticky situations to end up breaking down and self-sabotaging himself in front of Morris's camera. As Nixon once said "He's a ruthless little bastard. You can be sure of that."

  9. Duque's rating of the film The Unknown Known

    Errol Morris demuestra una vez más el dominio que tiene sobre el lenguaje audiovisual, con una película documental con aire de thriller como acostumbra en varias ocasiones, creada artificiosamente con el ritmo y la banda sonora propicia para el género. El retrato de este personaje siniestro y cínico se explora desde su propia voz y las acciones de las cuales fue el principal responsable.

  10. Danny Southern's rating of the film The Unknown Known

    Poor follow up to The Fog of War that it entirely due to Rumsfeld presence...and existence.

  11. F-BOMB's rating of the film The Unknown Known

    Rumsfeld is a great man. He's just not a very good one. I've stolen that phrase from somewhere, but it fits very well here. It's almost unfair to compare Rumsfeld, who does come across competent enough for a position as demanding as US defense secretary, against the genius of Robert McNamera. He completely pales in comparison when seeming to try at McNamera's cool-mindedness but ends up confused by his own wordplay.

  12. mjgildea's rating of the film The Unknown Known

    Too soon. While hearing Rumsfeld recount his past before the ensuing post 9/11 catastrofuck was kind of interesting but definitely informative, listening to this reptile prattle on about that historic day, the resulting fallout and everything leading up to his "resignation" still fucking stings. If I was able to get past that I'd be willing to admit this is a decent doc for whatever that's worth.

  13. Roberto Carlos's rating of the film The Unknown Known

  14. charles f stewart's rating of the film The Unknown Known

    Morris' doc uses Rumsfeld's own words to decipher the complicated "war on terror". I was completely blown away by the details that Morris puts in.

  15. Noah Lethbridge's rating of the film The Unknown Known

    Really upsetting. I can only think that Rumsfeld agreed to do the film because he understands that it will ultimately humanize him.

  16. film_lies101's rating of the film The Unknown Known

    Errol is a master entertainer, as is Rumsfield to a certain extent

  17. Jeremy Ashlyn's rating of the film The Unknown Known

    Terrifyingly banal. Donald Rumsfeld is the Forrest Gump of human atrocity.

  18. MATTEO BITTANTI's rating of the film The Unknown Known

    A documentary that will fully restore your complete faith in the United States government.

  19. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film The Unknown Known

    ★★★ the evidence of absence.

  20. Mathieu Verbeeck's rating of the film The Unknown Known

  21. Kamran's rating of the film The Unknown Known

    65/100 ~ Decent (2.5). Though well designed and quite entertaining, Errol Morris’ latest documentary, The Unknown Known (2013), unfortunately does more to obscure than to inform. My review may be found here: http://nextprojection.com/2014/04/07/unknown-known-review/

  22. msmichel's rating of the film The Unknown Known

    TIFF '13 Some will accuse Morris of trying to replicate 'The Fog of War', as it takes on Rumsfield in the same vein as it did McNamara but they may better compare it to 'Tabloid'. When one tells as many lies as Joyce or Donald one may eventually come to believe one's own self truth. This documentary is vastly entertaining and though one may loath Rumsfield's politics he is one charismatic, likable snake charmer.

  23. Endless Eye's rating of the film The Unknown Known

    Better than fog of war. Morris demonstrates a masterful level of restraint and in turn allows an unapologetic Rumsfeld to expose himself on his own. What we are left with is the horrifying sensation that there is nothing behind this cheshire cat but an empty grin. Hollow wordplay becomes Rumsfeld's unsuccessful attempt at a redemption he appears not to seek proving once again that pharaohs have no need for irony.

  24. Duncan Gray's rating of the film The Unknown Known

    Not as shattering as Fog of War, to which it invites obvious (if not entirely fair) comparisons. In part, this is because the history is closer, in part because Morris's structure is looser and with few surprises, and mostly because Rumsfeld himself is less open. But every question he dodges with a grin has an impact, and the broad sweep is a vital, human look at the hubris and fading days of an empire. 4 stars.