The Dissident

The Dissident

The Dissident

The director of Oscar-winning documentary Icarus lays out the facts behind the killing and cover-up of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi after entering Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul - a mystery that made headlines around the world.

2020Rating: M, Mature themes119 minsUSA
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The Dissident / Reviews

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

For all its wealth of detail and thematic ambition, The Dissident is a good documentary that never quite becomes great.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Does the world need two documentaries about him, coming in rapid succession? Maybe not. But you wouldn’t go wrong by watching either one.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Fogel proves that he is a major documentary storyteller with his completely shocking and gripping follow-up “The Dissident,” which assembles all of the many pieces behind Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination into a comprehensive narrative...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

It makes up for a dry and sometimes stilted filmmaking approach through sheer clarity of purpose.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

The Dissident holds few new revelations but presents its case with enough infuriating evidence and storytelling power to make it worthwhile.

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Variety

Variety

Bryan Fogel's powerful documentary about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi Arabian Washington Post journalist, is an eye-opening thriller brew of corruption, cover-up, and real-world courage.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

This is a documentary both tragic and poignant, not to mention maddening in that only a few underlings, and not the perpetrators, will pay for the crime committed in Istanbul. The evidence is all here for the world to see.

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