The Trials of Henry Kissinger
Facts and Figures
Run time: 80 mins
In Theaters: Wednesday 7th May 2003
Distributed by: First Run
Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Fresh: 55 Rotten: 3
IMDB: 7.7 / 10
The Trials of Henry Kissinger Review
However, regarding actual legal action against Kissinger the film isn't convincing beyond a reasonable doubt mainly because there are so many other men (especially Nixon) who could equally take the blame. But unlike Hitchens' book it isn't full of contempt for its subject nor does it have the feeling of a smoking gun conspiracy. The evidence is presented straightforwardly and best of all there are numerous interviews by the likes of the aforementioned Hitchens and Hirsch as well as New York Times writes Elizabeth Becker and William Safire who have studied Kissinger's actions closely. There are also interviews by a good number who worked alongside Kissinger in those years - many of whom were wiretapped by Kissinger in the 1970s.
There is so much packed into the 80-minute running time of The Trials of Henry Kissinger that even if you know the litany of accusations, misdeeds and corruptions of the Nixon White House and Mr. Kissinger it's hard to keep all the facts straight. You may feel compelled to watch the film twice or pick up a book on the subject. Two good reasons to make this a must see film.