Jim: The James Foley Story

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Brief Synopsis: "In August, 2014, a video of the public execution of American photojournalist James Foley rippled across the globe. Foley wore an orange jumpsuit as he knelt beside an ISIS militant dressed in black. That image challenged the world to deal with a new face of terror. And it tested one American family. Seen through the lens of filmmaker Brian Oakes, Foley’s close childhood friend, Jim takes us from small-town New England to the adrenaline-fueled front lines of Libya and Syria, where Foley pushed the limits of danger to report on the plight of civilians impacted by war."

Overall Ranking: 486 (Rank from 2016: # 23)

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Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 66.67%
Regular 33.33%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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David Baruffi88(full review)
Bryan Lienesch84 - A thoughtful and introspective look at the man at the center of one of the most infamous stories of the century.
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 6
Rewatch: 5
Gorgon Reviews80

People Involved

  • Ben Chase ()
  • Diane Foley ()
  • James Foley ()
  • John Foley ()
  • Michael D. Joseph ()
  • Brian Oakes ()
  • Magnus Tonning Riise ()
  • Brian Oakes (Director)