“Highly controversial”
Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

“Grueling viewing – but it can help us understand terror.”
“The documentary has hit a nerve in France but it could be vital in defeating a twisted ideology.”
- Natalie Nougayrède, The Guardian

“A true masterpiece, enlightening in a way that no book or ‘expert’ on Islam has ever been.”
- Claude Lanzmann, Director (Shoah)

“Although clearly a treatise about the dangers of the Salafist movement, there is a strong subtext about extremism and hyper-focused ideology that leaves no room for interpretation. Margolin didn’t risk his life without reason. He had a story to tell.”
- Marcia G Yerman, The Daily Kos

"The decision to restrict a movie to those 18 and over is usually reserved for films with pornographic content or extremely violent scenes, and is very rare for documentaries in France, which has been grappling with how to balance freedom of speech and expression with national security after a series of deadly attacks" - Lilia Blaise, The New York Times

Muslim World Today: The Documentary ‘Jihadists’ Provides a Shocking Look into the Minds of Islamic Extremists

Kam Williams: Shocking Documentary Delivers Jaw-Dropping Profile of ISIS

Harvey Karten via Shock Ya: New York Film Critics Online

Movie Nation/Roger Moore: Documentary Review: French Filmmaker seeks to understand “Jihadists”

Daily Kos: Documentary Looks at Islamic Terrorists