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This Is Not a Movie (2019)

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For more than 40 years, journalist Robert Fisk has reported on some of the most violent and divisive conflicts in the world. Director Yung Chang captures Fisk in relentless action--feet on the ground, notebook in hand, as he travels into landscapes devastated by war, ferreting out the facts and firing reports back home to reach an audience of millions.

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Critic Reviews for This Is Not a Movie

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

[A] laudatory, engaging profile of [Robert Fisk]...

May 20, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A film that can sometimes feel more laudatory than necessary, but provides a comprehensive portrait of a man who has become essential reading.

September 16, 2019 | Full Review…

After watching the documentary, viewers may feel galvanized by Fisk's energy and passion, ready to keep fighting their own battles, even if it's all for nothing.

May 26, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Unlike his previous films, director Yung Chang's admiring doc on Robert Fisk is very much a one-man show, and raises critical questions about both journalism and the fraught business of reporting on war.

May 7, 2020 | Full Review…

I may not agree with many of the same stuff Robert Fisk believes, but I do admire and respect how far he's willing to go for the truth. After seeing This is Not a Movie, I hope you will too.

January 8, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

In This Is Not a Movie, Fisk's life history is paired with a director up to the task of presenting the facts in a compelling, cogent manner.

October 7, 2019 | Full Review…

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