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Just to get this off my chest.,
This review is from: Midnight Express (DVD)
I apologize in advance this isn't really a review of the movie. I just can't believe how frequently older reviews say alarming things, and I had to speak up. Things like:
- the "spoiled" guy got what he deserved
- that may have been the way things were in the Turkish penal system of the '70s, but we must abide by their ways; "when in Rome" as it were
- jokes about the abuse
These types of comments weren't rare, and I found it disturbing. With so many people out there possessing that attitude, no wonder human rights abuses are allowed to go on in our world. And will continue until everyone takes the issue seriously and never makes excuses for it.
Also whether or not the story is completely accurate or not, I'm amazed by all the reviewers who declared the whole thing was a complete lie, because "I've been to Turkey and people weren't like that." I've yet to read a review by someone who said, "I served time in a Turkish prison and it was not like that at all." No, these reviewers are people who simply don't like what they they are seeing/hearing, therefore they unequivocally pronounce that everything in the story was a racist fabrication. Really? Do you know that for sure???