The Boys of Abu Ghraib

The Boys of Abu Ghraib

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War thriller from actor Luke Moran (making his directorial debut), telling the true story of an American soldier who secretly befriends an Iraqi detainee, and witnesses the torture and prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib prison, Iraq. More

Jack Farmer (Moran) is tasked with guarding the Army's highest priority detainees. Pressured by his superior (Sean Astin) into using harsh techniques on a seemingly innocent detainee (Omid Abtahi), the seductive allure of war quickly turns to a haunting reality that threatens to break him.

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2014Rating: MA15+102 minsUSA
DramaThrillerTrue Story & BiographyWar

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The Boys of Abu Ghraib | Reviews

Variety

Variety

An ambitious if not particularly revealing debut.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

For a film about the hardened soldiers who oversaw the most notorious detainment center of the Iraq War, [this] is remarkably squeamish about tackling its subject matter head-on.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Hardly scratches Abu Ghraib's surface.

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The Boys of Abu Ghraib | Release Details

The Boys of Abu Ghraib is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Apple TV.