Downeast Reviews

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Diego Costa
Slant Magazine
March 9, 2013
An exposť of how the financial structures that make businesses possible in America seem to conspire against genuine good will and non-self-serving ambition.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio
March 8, 2013
Self-interest butts heads with class interests, in this solemn investigative documentary shedding light on how the collusion of local politicians and conflict of interest outsourcing brought down the economy and plant workers in a depressed Maine town.
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Diana Clarke
Village Voice
March 8, 2013
Redmon and Sabin carefully tease apart the insidious process of American deindustrialization, and by the end of the film the threads they unravel reveal how the free market can choke like a noose.
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
March 7, 2013
It's a tale of hope, frustration and disappointment that reminds us that behind all those big numbers are real human beings.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
October 4, 2012
An elegy for a vanishing emblem of what once characterized this country's vitality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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