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Camp X-Ray

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Kristen Stewart
Beth Dubber

Camp X-Ray

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
118 minutes
performer:
Lane Garrison, Kristen Stewart
director:
Peter Sattler
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C+

The depiction of Guantánamo Bay as a banal, ugly hole of a place waiting to be condemned makes for a compelling first half hour in this military drama. Then freshman writer-director Peter Sattler’s naive morality play kicks in—a rookie Gitmo guard (Kristen Stewart)—befriends a detainee (A Separation‘s Payman Maadi)—and the movie becomes a series of histrionic attempts to be, as Stewart’s character says with a pout, ”Just not as black and white as they said it was gonna be.” For real. C+

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