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The End of America

The End of America (2008)

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The filmmakers who rattled viewers with The Devil Came on Horseback and The Trials of Daniel Hunt return to explore outspoken author Naomi Wolf's controversial claim that America has begun a frightening descent into dictatorship with this documentary that takes its title from the incendiary novel of the same name. Is American democracy, as we know it under attack? By examining the chilling parallels between the current state of our nation and the ascent of dictators and fascism in other

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Naomi Wolf

Jan 20, 2009

Indipix

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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (2) | DVD (2)

Wolf's dire message has lost some of its urgency, but is still worth paying attention to, if only as a study of how aggressive regimes market their language in palatable ways.

December 3, 2008 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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Tightly constructed and fiercely one-sided.

December 3, 2008
New York Times
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Despite the totalitarian drumbeating and the Constitution love, the movie feels strangely ahistorical and lacks real systemic analysis.

December 2, 2008 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Its very easy to cherry-pick examples and fit them into a previously existing model.

July 17, 2009 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
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This gripping documentary details the ten step blueprint Hitler and other dictators used to subvert democratic process and personal freedoms. Then it compares historical events with what's happening in America today. Scary stuff.

May 27, 2009 Full Review Source: About.com
About.com

It's actually an intriguingly level-headed approach to a hugely emotive issue.

February 20, 2009 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

Attempting to transform this kind of polemic into an engaging piece of cinema might seem the height of folly. However, filmmakers Anne Sundberg and Ricki Stern are more than up to the task.

February 12, 2009 Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly
Orlando Weekly

More often than not, though, Wolf makes her points simply and believably

December 14, 2008 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

A worthwhile film to the extent that it can serve a permanent watchdog function as a reminder of the possible erosion of Constitutional rights and of the citizenry's need to remain vigilant about the tendency of power to corrupt, and of absolute power to

December 4, 2008 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze
NewsBlaze

The End of America gives author and public intellectual Naomi Wolf an Inconvenient Truth-style platform to remind Americans about the Bush administration's assault on our civil liberties.

December 3, 2008 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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