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Better This World

Better This World (2011)

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Critic Reviews: 5
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Better This World follows the journey of David McKay (22) and Bradley Crowder (23) from political neophytes to accused domestic terrorists with a particular focus on the relationship they develop with a radical activist mentor in the six months leading up to their arrests. A dramatic story of idealism, loyalty, crime and betrayal.

Jul 24, 2012

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Better This World delivers a chilling depiction of loyalty, naivete, political zealotry and the post-9/11 security state.

September 21, 2011 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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A case of solid journalism that happens to be cinematically interesting.

September 21, 2011 Full Review Source: Variety
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Sharply focused and superbly put together.

September 21, 2011 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
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Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane's nonfiction account is eerily suggestive -- and alarming.

September 21, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture
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It says more than almost everything airing in the period around the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

September 21, 2011 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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As Better This World puts together the pieces of Brad Crowley and David McKay's stories, it appears they weren't always aware of what was going on around them.

September 8, 2011 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

...less a case of highwire drama than a punishing stumble into a looking-glass world where criminals are made so that they can be undone.

August 12, 2011 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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Better This World conveys the helplessness and hopelessness of what it's like to get caught in a system that, the film argues, values appearance over facts.

July 31, 2011 Full Review Source: The Washingtonian
The Washingtonian

Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega's documentary doesn't let its duped young crusaders entirely off the hook.

June 15, 2011 Full Review Source: House Next Door
House Next Door

Audience Reviews for Better This World

in the tradition of communist witch hunts and infiltrating the civil rights movement, your tax dollars at work. streaming here until october 6 in the US --http://www.pbs.org/pov/betterthisworld/full.php
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