Now playing in select cinemas
With the success of Alex Gibney’s ENRON: SMARTEST GUY IN THE ROOM and THE TRIALS OF HENRY KISSINGER, this film was a ride everyone was waiting to get on. The disappointment was overwhelming when, midway through, I wanted to walk out but decided not to. It’s just rude, really. TAXI follows an Afghan cab driver who was shot and killed by US soldiers. It explores, in depth, torture practices at Bagram, Guantanamo Bay, and Abu Ghraib. Not only have
we seen this content before, but it seems we will be hit over the head with it many more times to come. This film supplied us with information that any well-informed person already knew, but failed to do it in a creative or challenging way. Not only was it was repetitive, but I felt as if I where being treated like a school girl who had never heard of Abu Ghraib or the torture practices of the United States military that were so vividly splashed across THE NEW YORK TIMES and TIME MAGAZINE or any other local paper or news outlet during the time of its revelation. Anyway, in short if you’re planning on watching a documentary about torture practices, wait around for Errol Morris to release his film, STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE. It will be around later this year.