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American Blackout

American Blackout (2006)

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Average Rating: 6.2/10
Critic Reviews: 8
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This movie from National Geographic imagines the potential aftermath of a cyber-attack of apocalyptic proportions. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

Unrated,

Documentary, Drama, Special Interest

Sep 26, 2006

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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (3) | DVD (1)

Ian Inaba assembles compelling evidence to support his claim that African-Americans -- who are traditionally more likely to vote Democratic -- are being deliberately and systematically excluded from the political process.

September 22, 2006
New York Times
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The movie includes a postscript about [McKinney's] loss, blaming it on more dirty tricks. That may be true, but it doesn't put the steam back in the film.

September 22, 2006 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News
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McKinney's basic truths remain convincing.

September 19, 2006 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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American Blackout makes a credible case, with some of its most damning evidence coming from the mouths of the conservatives themselves.

September 15, 2006 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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An illuminating, infuriating document that paints McKinney as a true American heroine and patriot and confirms your worst fears about just how rotten our 'democratic' process is at its core.

September 7, 2006 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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A powerful piece of political cinema that effectively documents the disenfranchisement of black voters in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections.

August 4, 2006 Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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The phrase 'Apartheid elections' is used more than once, and it certainly strikes a chord

October 25, 2008 Full Review Source: Old School Reviews
Old School Reviews

The film is by far the most hypocritical thing I have seen in ages.

September 30, 2006
Greenwich Village Gazette

A raised-fist documentary on black voter disenfranchisement which loses some, but definitely not all, its punch by morphing into a paid ad for Cynthia McKinney.

September 28, 2006 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

American Blackout exposes a few issues we have already known about for years (the voting situation) before finally turning towards greater things by focusing itself on a truly remarkable individual.

January 31, 2006 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

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