According to the filmmakers, the United Nations is the devil incarnate: initiating peacekeeping missions that turn into rape fests, turning a blind eye to genocide and privileging nations that support terrorism. Codirector Ami Horowitz hogs the screen like a cut-rate Michael Moore, bringing a numbingly simplistic irony and smug self-satisfaction to his faux–rabble-rousing exposé. While the doc does point out some of the institution’s legitimate failings (Rwanda), its take on the U.N. is as one-sided as the official narrative of the War on Terror—a conflict the movie dangerously promotes. This is a disturbingly blinkered film.
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