After 9/11, we have seen many post-trauma disorder dramas on screen, some good, others not so good.
“The Report” is very hard to define and even harder to like. Not because it lacks merit. But for its extremely ambivalent theme. The film is about the CIA applying extra-constitutional methods of torture on suspected terrorists after the 9/11 attacks. The brutality of it will naturally outage the ”amnesty” within all of us. Like they say, everyone is a liberal until the radical strikes home.
There is the other side. The side that suffers the brutality, bereavement, and loss every time a terror attack happens. Who cares if human rights are violated while questioning suspected terrorists? After 9/11, the CIA apparently didn’t care. This well-intended but morally askew film digs deep into a dark untold story of post 9/11 excesses committed by the CIA.