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Produced by Representational Pictures
Directed and written by Charles Ferguson
Distributed by Magnolia Pictures

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Charles Ferguson is a man of parts.  A former intelligence analyst, a highly successful internet entrepreneur, and a journalism professor, he decided last year to add another credit to his résumé and make a documentary on the Iraq war.  The result is a film that pillories George W. Bush and his administration for impeachable malfeasance.

Since No End in Sight is Ferguson’s first film, and since he made it largely with his own money, you would expect a certain extravagance in tone, a crowing over his subjects’ demonstrable culpability, but there is nothing of the kind.  Unlike Michael Moore, Ferguson is not one for pranks or sneering.  His approach is measured, dispassionate, and thorough.  He is content to let facts speak for themselves without resorting to mockery or invective.  His film is...

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