All twelve living CIA directors and top CIA operatives are interviewed about the work of the CIA. The topics are torture, secret prisons, drone warfare, assassinations and threats of attack. The United States knew there would be some kind of terrorist attack at the time of the attack on the towers. They just didn’t know what kind of attack and when. We didn’t have enough security measures in place to keep known terrorists out of this County. There are security camera pictures of the perpetrators coming in through the airports.
The basic question is how far should the United States go to protect the population and borders. Are we willing to torture or is that going to far? Are we willing to drone attack known terrorists who are surrounded by their families to prevent an attack? How much collateral damage are we willing to allow? A lot of very important questions and the answers change depending on the person making the decisions. This is a very interesting and informative film. 3 ½* (I liked this movie)
120 min, Doc directed by Gedeon and Jules Naudet with John O. Brennan, Robert Gates, Michael Morell, Gedeon Naudet, Leon Panetta, Mandy Patinkin, David Petraeus, George Tenet.
Note: Imdb 7.6 out of 10, 90% critic on Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic 65 out of 100 with 5 critics 7.6 out of 10 with 5 reviews.
Special Note: Mady Patinkin plays the head of the CIA character in the Homeland Series. Produced by Showtime Networks.