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Assaulted: CIVIL Rights Under Fire (2013)

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A documentary that brings audiences to the center of the controversy over the issue that is dividing our nation - gun control. Narrated by Ice-T, critically acclaimed rapper and actor, the film takes a critical look at current gun laws and the rising movement to restrict the rights guaranteed by our Second Amendment.more
Rating: PG-13 (for violent disturbing images and brief strong language)
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Kris Koenig
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 14, 2013
Box Office: $6.8k
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for Assaulted: CIVIL Rights Under Fire

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (5)

Like so much of current polarized communication, "Assaulted," wherever it is shown, is likely to be preaching to the choir.

Full Review… | July 11, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

A surprisingly thoughtful, well-researched attempt to give both sides of the argument respect while illuminating the long history of tensions surrounding gun ownership in America.

Full Review… | July 10, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

The documentary is predictable, stylistically stolid and about as focused as a pellet-gun blast.

Full Review… | June 27, 2013
Washington Post
Top Critic

While the film leans more heavily toward pro-gun ownership, finessing that position with a nod toward left-leaning politics, its real purpose is to bring some historical perspective to the argument, to move the conversation beyond emotion-based rhetoric.

Full Review… | June 21, 2013
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

The almost-complete absence of dissenting voices will likely limit its audience to gun-toting members of the choir, though anyone with an interest in the subject would be well-served by hearing its arguments.

Full Review… | June 19, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Assaulted: CIVIL Rights Under Fire

½

No documentary I've ever seen is neutral. All take a position. Other reviewers miss this point. For counterpoints or other arguments, viewers would be best served by sampling a variety of material. However, for what this film sets out to do, namely highlight the disparity between the state's and the individual's access to defensive technology, and how political elites seek for themselves what they hope to deny to you and me (for often nefarious and abhorrent purposes, like promoting oppression, racism, and even slavery), it absolutely does it. Resist giving credence to the trivial complaints that it should be the end-all-be-all of the debate. No film does that.

Matt B.
Matt B

I wasn't sure what to expect. Unlike most cinema, the movie asked questions that I had not even pondered. Nice to see something new and original and relevant.

orangeusa
Scott Swanson
½

Well done on information about the history of the 2A. If you want to know how our government has suppressed our rights overall this is an eye opener

j p.
j parkin

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