2016: Obama's America Reviews
April 6, 2014
this video is excellent and haunts us for good reason
April 1, 2014
"You don't know him" Dinesh D'Souza gives us a fantastic motivation of President Obama's past and what shaped the man who now runs the country. What's more is he relates childhood experience to Obama's more baffling policy decisions and shows the man's sinister motives to his crimes. D'Souza tried to warn the nation and the nation didn't listen. The movie outlines the consequences of the nations mistake. Making this the scariest movie I've ever seen
February 26, 2014
As of Spring 2014, this movie accurately explains the atrocity to America that IS Obama.
Virtually every promise Obama made to his voters has been broken, EXCEPT "change".
There is nothing left for those of us that voted to do buy apologize for leading the country toward ruin, and not vote for anyone who in any way supports or endorses his crushing ideology. I'm sorry, America.
February 3, 2014
I saw 2016, when it first came out. I've now seen it for the 2nd time and D'Souza was DEAD ON TARGET!! It lays it all out and makes it to where we can all SEE now what's going on and WHY! We/America is in TROUBLE!
January 26, 2014
If you like your form of democracy, you can keep your form of democracy.
If you like your country, you can keep your country.
November 21, 2012
Alot of blind, racist, and biased people in this country. I'm open for intelligent discussion.
August 14, 2012
More people should have watched this before the election.
September 16, 2012
it is too bad that the media graded the movie before seeing it. Plus bias on what is suppose to be an open democracy yet the media rejected it. This movie speaks in volumes on what is wrong with our media. Majority of the topics the movie address is what I discovered before Obama was elected. Dinesh D'Souza did an excellent job on what he was able to get info that Americans should know.
October 7, 2013
Well it seems like where the country is going right now the movie was SPOT ON!!!
September 19, 2013
After watching this movie, I was completely satisfied. Being a republican myself, I have always been against Obama's Ideals. With this, I have gained a better understanding of the Obmanation (abomination). This was a very informative documentary. People should have watched this before voting for him. As a film aspect, this was an okay approach to this subject. It was slow at times and it didn't get into Obama's presidency untill 2/3 of the way through, even though his presidency is the most important part. But this was a great movie and I was very pleased to watch it.
August 30, 2013
The filmmakers seem to have no idea how political decisions are made and how democracy works. It's obvious that they try to denounce Obama in any possible way no matter how moronic it might be. This is one of the most absurd "documentary" I have ever seen and makes me very angry...
August 4, 2013
A documentary that doesn't have much to go on and is based on more or less pure speculation. We'll just have to wait till 2016 comes around to see who was right!
July 21, 2013
I was hoping for something that was at least put together well enough that it was able to convert people on the fence (although i disagree with the message.) Instead, it was like watching a prosecutor lead the witness for almost 90 mins. Interviews were obviously constructed and conclusions weren't based in fact, but assumptions made from pieces of information and questionable interviews. This was just something for anti-Obama Americans to rally behind; not something to truly shed light on anything.
July 13, 2013
People are calling D'souza the conservative Michael Moore, but Micheal Moore is a lot better filmmaker than this. Putting politics aside this movie is actually incredibly boring until D'souza gets into his crazy conspiracy theories (which are flimsy at best) which isn't until the end of the film.
June 24, 2013
2016 is a fantastic documentary.
Until the last few minutes, it is also quite even-handed, very unlike the blatant propaganda that typifies most high-profile documentaries these days.
However, the title was poorly chosen. Most of the movie is about the past, not the future. It's not until the very end that it gets to D'Souza's speculation about the future of Obama's America, from which the title is derived. That last few minutes is the weakest part of the movie, and the only part with much editorializing.
The strength of the movie is its careful, in-depth, factual exploration of President Obama's background. Fortunately, that's most of the movie. You would be hard -pressed to find a more interesting and educational documentary.
May 24, 2013
A friend let me borrow this, goodness knows I wouldn't have paid for it and it was pretty much hilarious. D'Souza took mostly facts from Obama's own books that described his life growing up and D'Souza puts eerie music behind it I guess hoping you will suddenly think Obama isn't who you have watched be President for 4 years.
The best part was when he tried to get Obama's half-brother to say Obama should have helped him and the brother just kept saying "I am responsible for me". Why D'Souza left that it is baffling. So if you are looking for something new or earth shattering, don't look to this relatively boring movie.
And if you really don't understand how good of a job Obama has actually done considering what he came into office with and the unprecedented obstruction and disrespect he has faced, you know little of economics, politics or foreign affairs.
April 16, 2013
There may be no other president in American history that has brought about more speculation or more contention of opinion than Barak Obama. When the final history is written, the Obama administration will be looked on and studied for generations to come, perhaps for different reasons than most. Whether you believe that Obama was an effective leader or just a do-nothing figure-head; a game-changer or a starry-eyed dreamer, there is just something absent about our understanding of the 43rd man to occupy the highest office in the land.
That absence of understanding is at the heart of 2016: Obama's America, a documentary that tries to dig under the life and history of Barak Obama and uncover what brought him to the White House despite the fact that he had been in politics for only a decade. The movie is very anti-Obama, but is isn't all fire and brimstone. Here is a film that asks tough questions about the president's past and how it affects his agenda as the leader of the free world.Narrated and hosted by political commentator and author Dinesh D'Souza, based on his book "The Roots of Obama's Rage", 2016: Obama's America is not so much a case of blind rabble-rousing as it is D'Souza's own intelligent, literate essay that speculates on who Obama is and what is plans are for the future. The speculations aren't just fear and doom, but are presented as reasonable assessments of the president's personal history and what he has done in the White House over the last four years. Whether the facts are straight or spotty is left to the viewer. You can question his facts, but you can't question D'Souza's skill at making an effective argument in favor of voting for someone else.
D'Souza, an Indian born in Mumbai who came to America to attend Dartmouth College, spends most of the film tracing the origins of a president that he feels that Americans don't really know. He questions why Americans passed over two well-known politicians, John McCain and Hilary Clinton in order to elect a young, unseasoned politician who had served on the Illinois State Senate for seven years and then served in the U.S. Senate for only three. Who was he? What did we know about him? What did he mean when he promised "Hope." Hope for what? Were people nervous his Muslim background while we were still at war in the Middle East? Was Obama elected based on the color of his skin? These are question that he asks then goes out looking for answers.
In order to dig under those questions D'Souza spends the first half of the movie tracing Obama's background. Using as a template of information, the president's 1995 memoir "Dreams From My Father," we see that Obama's father Barak Obama Sr., a Kenyan economist, was absent for most of Barak Jr.'s life and this absence left a far-reaching drive to prove himself. The bullet-point of young Barak's ambition, D'Souza speculates, came from his father's death in an automobile accident in 1982. For most of his life, he was raised by his mother and Ann and his Indonesian stepfather Lolo Soetoro.
We are also introduced to some of Obama's mentors that the Democrats attempted to sweep under the rug as Obama approached the White House, namely Frank Marshall Davis, a controversial figure who seemed to have had connections with The Communist Party. Also Bill Ayers, a former anti-Vietnam protestor who had been a radical in the 60s and 70s and conducted bombings of public buildings. Then, of course, Jeremiah Wright whose acid-tongued sermons about how America deserved 9/11 surfaced early in Obama's administration.
The populist rabble-rousing is left for the film's second half in which D'Souza speculates on how the president got elected and what he plans to do with the next four years. While interviewing experts, he speculates that Obama's mere image got him elected because he didn't fit the mold of "the angry black man". Unlike previous office-seekers like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, Obama seemed less radical (or un-radical) and more appealing to young white Americans. The problem was that no one seemed willing to question him. D'Souza questions whether or not Americans were so blinded by their love for Obama that they simply didn't want to hear anything negative. Obama was clean-cut, young, seemingly idealistic, and so devoid of scandals and controversies (at least during his campaign) that people voted for him out of emotion.
The film ends with speculation of what the next four years will look like. Having been through the first four years and needing to get re-elected, D'Souza speculates that Obama will take off the gloves. There will be no holding back on his agenda to open up relations with the Middle East, thereby softening America's strength that is keeping radical terrorists at bay.
Of course, all of this can be viewed as hearsay. Whether you agree with D'Souza's position is most likely a case of which side of the aisle on which you happen to stand. This is a well-made film, but at its core is still pure propaganda. D'Souza is smart to focus squarely on Obama and not to promote the other side because doing so would tip the film over into mud-slinging.
The movie isn't likely to change anyone's mind, but D'Souza's approach is to be admired. He tries to see the facts as Obama has spelled them out in his own book and also from his actions as commander-in-chief. Unlike Michael Moore who operates on a bullying interview-style, D'Souza attempts to be more of a journalist. Both Moore's documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 and D'Souza's 2016: Obama's America have the same agenda. They want to sway you to keep from reelecting someone that they feel will do more harm than good. The difference is that Moore's film wanted to anger you, while D'Souza's wants you to think before you vote.
April 16, 2013
Well thought out albeit slow documentary on the ideals behind Obama's world view and political beliefs. The three predictions that were made following what someone who shares Obama's beliefs have actually been right on on the money. I would recommend this movie to anyone, anyone who refuses is probably closed minded and will hate it as you see from the many other reviews. This documentary uses Obama's own words quoted from his auto biography as well as interviews with his family members. I didn't feel like any of this was taken out of context but I did feel like some of the conclusions that were jumped to were a bit of a stretch. However, the fundamental ideas become pretty clear from Obama's own words from his book and the situations that are related from our current economic situation. The idea of race is also talked about for a small portion of this movie which I found interesting as well. Hope this helps an you watch this film!
April 9, 2013
This so-called movie 2016 documentary garbage covered next to nothing in relation to this loudmouth compulsive liar and power mad monster's hidden globalist agendas.. I had the displeasure to suffer through this stupid movie because the liberal minded woman with me wanted to see it... Watching this badly edited boring flick made me kinda nauseous because it didn't go far enough... If I was to produce a movie documentary not this sick "mutual Obama admiration film crap or whatever this was? I would have exposed every little dirty secret about this narcissus race card hijacking carnivorous wolf in sheep's clothing aka imperial presidential parasite, who constantly threatens we the people with this imaginary Al Qaeda terrorist nonsense of which our own CIA created, controls and has armed with billions of my taxpayer dollars for the last decade and a half... Now this lawless Imperial Congress is gonna vote without we the people having any say? Sadly this unconstitutional action on our so-called behalf if you can believe that? The secret agenda, if the Bill of Rights means anything to anyone anymore...? in conclusion, if North Korea does launch a few missiles and this authoritarian corrupt lawless government creates a false flag event by deliberately nuking several densely populated American cities, Obama will have the timely distinction of being the last president of United States ever....