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America: Freedom To Fascism Reviews

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Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine

A hurricane of accusations and grievances, supported by repetitive, droning sound bites.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/5

July 28, 2006
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Aaron Russo's America: Freedom to Fascism can't even think straight, it's so mad.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 27, 2006
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

The catch is the IRS doesn't care and will seize all your property and possibly throw you in jail if you refuse to pay.Talk about a buzzkill.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 2/4

October 5, 2006
Peter Sobczynski

Even the staunchest and most forgiving of Libertarians would have to admit that this film comes up quite short.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

August 19, 2006
Christopher Null

repetitive and completely self-serving, with Russo making a serious of specious arguments that are largely laughed at by his serious subjects

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 2, 2007
Dan Jardine

This movie is so humorless that it makes you wax nostalgic for the good old days when Michael Moore was sticking it to the man.

Full Review Source: Cinemania | Original Score: 46/100

August 4, 2006
John Anderson
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[Russo] has created such an inflammatory piece of clumsy propaganda it's hard to take his best arguments seriously.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

July 27, 2006
Nathan Lee
New York Times
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The mess we're in never looked so messy.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

July 28, 2006
Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
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Russo's brand of libertarianism is at best naive and at worst tin-foil-hat crazy.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 1.5/5

October 5, 2006
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Russo appears to make a good case against the IRS, but he does so sneakily, belligerently, and from a grotesquely unattractive soap box.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 20, 2006
Harvey S. Karten

An unconvincing doc that hardly justifies the view that the U.S. is headed toward fascism.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: C

June 3, 2006
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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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 Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

September 28, 2006
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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Yes, America: Freedom To Fascism gives the Michael Moore muckraking-underdog treatment to the kind of delirious conspiracy theories generally associated with mentally ill homeless people screaming at passersby to stop stealing their brainwaves.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D

July 27, 2006
Luke Y. Thompson
Village Voice
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[The film builds] to the standard New World Order line, which discredits any valid points Russo may have.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 25, 2006
Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
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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 Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 28, 2006
Leslie Felperin
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Libertarian-positioned docu argues almost persuasively that U.S. citizens are not legally required to pay federal income tax, and much less convincingly that country is becoming a police state via new identity laws.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 2, 2006
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Just as the film's arguments start growing persuasive, Russo (who also narrates the movie) undermines his work by freefalling into a tangled web of all-out conspiracy-mongering.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2/5

July 27, 2006
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

Lies, damn lies and statistics. It's pure propaganda.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

August 5, 2006
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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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
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Russo comes off as a paranoid ranter, the movie equivalent of the street-corner pamphleteer with tinfoil in his hat to keep out the gamma rays.

| Original Score: 1/4

October 6, 2006
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
August 5, 2006
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