Shock and Awe

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  90 min.
Release Date: July 27, 2018 (limited)

Current rating: Rating: 3.17
based on 28 votes and 11 reviews
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Cast: James Marsden, Woody Harrelson, Jessica Biel, Milla Jovovich, Tommy Lee Jones, Rob Reiner


Two Washington reporters, Jonathan Landay (Woody Harrelson) and Warren Strobel (James Marsden), along with their boss, John Walcott (Rob Reiner), and war correspondent, Joe Galloway (Tommy Lee Jones), expose the truth about what led to the 2003 Iraq war.

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush builds a case to invade Iraq to remove Saddam Hussein from power, rather than go after the real culprit, Osama bin Laden, who's believed to be in hiding in Afghanistan or Pakistan. When no one questions the President’s decision, Landay and Strobel decide to dig deeper. Chasing down leads, they get intel from anonymous government sources in an effort to discover the President’s reasoning for going to war with Iraq.

Based on a true story.

Director: Rob Reiner
Studio: Pacific Northwest Pictures
Producer(s): Rob Reiner, Matthew George, Elizabeth A. Bell, Michelle Reiner
Screenplay: Joey Hartstone

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  • 5 stars "Ignore the folks slagging this because of Reiner's personal political leanings. This is not fiction. These journalists actually did their job instead of taking everything at face value. Truth does not belong to any particular political party. We all deserve the truth. I say well done to the Knight Ridder journalists who were the only ones who got it right."
  • 1 star "Weapons of Mass destruction were allowed to develop in Iran, North Korea during Obama's watch. The Crimea was annexed by Russia, and China made intrusions into the South Seas, but by all means, let's discuss a President from almost three terms ago, erring on the side of caution in regards to reports. There was lots of data showing there might be a problem there. The usual Hollywood elite are paying their dues to the party with this one."
  • 1 star "Another glorification of paid democrat propagandists looking to attack a Republican President again. happens every time a Republican takes the White House. Check out Reiner's comments on politics before watching this. You're essentially in the Matrix with this one."