America: Freedom to Fascism (2006)



Critic Consensus: This documentary about the American income tax and whether citizens must pay it is more of a scattershot diatribe than a persuasive argument.

Movie Info

Former rock & roll promoter and manager-turned-political activist Aaron Russo sets out to discover the truth behind the Internal Revenue Service in an eye-opening documentary filmed to find out if there is any existing law that requires Americans to pay an income tax. What Russo claims to uncover in his nonpartisan investigation is a systematic erosion of civil liberties implemented by wealthy bankers in the early 19th century and subsequently proliferated by a government more interested in … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Aaron Russo
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On DVD: Dec 12, 2006
Box Office: $61.2k
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Critic Reviews for America: Freedom to Fascism

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (11)

Russo's brand of libertarianism is at best naive and at worst tin-foil-hat crazy.

Full Review… | October 5, 2006
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Essentially the filmmaking equivalent of an enraged blog on the Web -- pointed and provocative, but not exactly a comprehensive source for the issues it addresses.

Full Review… | September 28, 2006
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

While the film -- which Russo produced, directed, edited and wrote -- has some fascinating and compelling arguments, it quickly assumes the tone of an angry diatribe rather than a well-reasoned political discussion.

August 7, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

The mess we're in never looked so messy.

Full Review… | July 28, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

As if anticipating bad reviews, Russo ends his scattershot assault with a preemptive strike against the media: 'It's just the Federal Reserve System trying to save itself.' If you buy that line, then I'm the great-grandson of a 1913 conspirator.

Full Review… | July 28, 2006
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Aaron Russo's America: Freedom to Fascism can't even think straight, it's so mad.

Full Review… | July 27, 2006
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for America: Freedom to Fascism

This documentary is director Aaron Russo's last attempt to reveal the American government's tyranny on its citizens before he succumbed to cancer in summer 2007. After watching this film, I strongly agree with his true message (following my own corroborating research) and solidly stand in favor of his cause.
Ever since 1913 (fraudulent inception of the privately-owned US Federal Reserve System) America has been governed by PRIVATE BANKERS, who now influence the White House and worldwide media organizations. The Bush, Rockefeller, Morgan, Rothschild and Clinton families (Republicans and Democrats) are visibly at the political helm of this Orwellian monster - with many private bankers still hiding in secrecy.
This film clearly displays what you weren't intended to know. I will not apologize to anyone who's offended by this film, because that shows weakness in defense of our HUMAN RIGHTS. Bush has already declared Marshall Law, after the Clinton administration got the ball rolling. I'm angry at the moment, and you will be too.

No American is legally required to file Federal Income Taxes, although the IRS unconstitutionally enforces it. Find out why:

Kevin M

Super Reviewer

An amazing documentary about which not enough praise can be given. It must be seen! I don't know why it took me so long to view this. Aaron Russo (the Hollywood producer most known for Trading Places) covers many topics of import in this documentary designed to expose the loss of liberty Americans have already went through, and that which is going to continue. Topics covered include the federal income tax (with a memorable scene with the former IRS director threatening Russo in Yiddish! - now if that don't tell you something, nothing will), the Federal Reserve, national ID cards, SpyChips, electronic voting machines and a few more. Watch this, and you will understand how we got into or current position that I.O.U.S.A. lays out.


Aaron Russo exposes the truth about the Federal Reserve and IRS in this must see documentary. Every American should see this.

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