The Dissident Reviews

  • The Dissident
    • Genre : Documentary,Thriller,Crime
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : -
    • Duration : 119 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Briarcliff Entertainment
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    • Reviews Rate
      Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.

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Movie Reviews

  • the new documentary on Jamal Khashoggi's murder plays out like a spy thriller; "The Dissident" also feels urgent, and retains the power to shock the conscience
    3 of 4 by Michael O'Sullivan [Washington Post ]
  • the documentarian digs about for the full tapestry of detail; The "Icarus" Oscar-winner's analysis is robust and well-illustrated and he moves at a pace, even if the scoring from Adam Peters is over-insistent in places
    4 of 5 by Amber Wilkinson [Eye for Film (UK) ]
  • the chilling facts here are that this assassination was carefully planned at the highest level using high tech tools; What emerges is a terrifying portrait of an increasingly tyrannical government shutting down anyone who dares to speak the truth
    4 of 5 by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall ]
  • Fogel fashions a shadowy international tale of intrigue into a searing indictment of not just Khashoggi's murder but of the entire Saudi regime and all who do business with it. As its director urged at the movie's premiere, it deserves to be seen widely
    by Jake Coyle [Associated Press ]
  • Fogel brings fresh urgency to Jamal Khashoggi's tragic fate and the future of his legacy; documentarian Bryan Fogel's somber recap of the circumstances surrounding the tragic event, presents an urgent and essential opportunity to set the record straight
    Review rate : B by Eric Kohn [IndieWire ]
  • Bryan Fogel's investigation is vigorous, deep and comprehensive; This is a documentary both tragic and poignant, not to mention maddening in that ..not the perpetrators will pay for the crime committed; The evidence is all here for the world to see
    by Todd McCarthy [The Hollywood Reporter ]
  • an essential look at Saudi Arabia's lethal oppression of journalistic freedom; It all gels together perfectly for a fast-paced, poignant, and essential narrative despite "The Dissident" being so densely packed with exposition and peripheral context
    Review rate : B+ by Jared Mobarak [The Film Stage ]
  • a solidly researched and vigorous investigative documentary; "The Dissident" holds few new revelations but presents its case with enough infuriating evidence and storytelling power to make it worthwhile
    by Anthony Kaufman [Screen Daily ]
  • a searing, slickly filmed deep-dive into the murder of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi, ordered by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in 2018
    by Alissa Wilkinson [Vox ]
  • a documentary thriller of staggering relevance; "The Dissident" is riveting; Bryan Fogel's powerful documentary about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, is an eye-opening thriller brew of corruption, cover-up, and real-world courage
    by Owen Gleiberman [Variety ]

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