Opening

—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
38% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
81% The Congress Aug 29
62% Life Of Crime Aug 29

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
39% If I Stay $15.7M
20% Let's Be Cops $10.8M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
45% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
20% Into The Storm $3.8M

Coming Soon

—— Innocence Sep 05
—— The Identical Sep 05
—— The Longest Week Sep 05
67% The House of Magic Sep 05
73% God Help the Girl Sep 05

New Episodes Tonight

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Franklin & Bash: Season 4
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
57% Legends: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— Covert Affairs: Season 5
88% Finding Carter: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— Pretty Little Liars: Season 5
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 5
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3
60% Tyrant: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Great Speeches from a Dying World

Great Speeches from a Dying World (2009)

tomatometer

No Score Yet...

Average Rating: N/A
Critic Reviews: 4
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 0

audience

100

liked it
Average Rating: 4.5/5
User Ratings: 40

Photos

My Rating

Movie Info

With Great Speeches from a Dying World, documentarist Linas Phillips evokes the despair of the Seattle homeless with an unusual approach. He tells ten individual stories of disenfranchised persons, and then underscores the plight of each by having him or her recite an iconic speech from history that reflects on the difficulty of his or her experiences. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

Unrated,

Documentary, Special Interest

Anthology Archives

Latest News on Great Speeches from a Dying World

February 12, 2009:
Critics Consensus: Friday the 13th Feels Too Familiar
This week at the movies, we've got creepy campers (Friday the 13th, starring Jared Padalecki and...

ADVERTISEMENT

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (0)

The film's success in giving the voiceless a platform balances out Phillips's more precocious and pretentious flourishes.

February 11, 2009 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
Time Out New York
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Great Speeches From a Dying World is an unsettling documentary portrait gallery of nine homeless people living on the streets of Seattle.

February 11, 2009 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

In a sense, Phillips's mission is a variation on the tradition of semi-orchestrated socially conscious documentary that stretches back through Lionel Rogosin's On the Bowery and beyond.

February 11, 2009 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A moving portrait of homelessness that's honest, respectful, heartbreaking yet warmhearted, and brimming with humanity.

December 5, 2008 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Doesn't solve the issue of homelessness, but at least it captivates your heart by humanizing homeless people and by giving them a voice.

February 14, 2009 Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru
NYC Movie Guru

Grounds the life-and-death struggles of the downtrodden in the quotidian: where to sleep, how to get clean, who to love.

February 9, 2009 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

This gritty, unflinching documentary by Linas Phillips traces the misfortunes of 10 of Seattle's hard-core homeless over a period of a year.

December 4, 2008 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Audience Reviews for Great Speeches from a Dying World

There are no featured audience reviews yet. Click the link below to see what others say about Great Speeches from a Dying World!

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Great Speeches from a Dying World on our Movie forum!

What's Hot On RT

Emmy Winners
Emmy Winners

Full winners list

Emmys Red Carpet
Emmys Red Carpet

Pictures from the big ceremony

More Emmy Pictures
More Emmy Pictures

Inside the winners' press room

National Dog Day
National Dog Day

101 photos of movie and television dogs

Summer Scorecard
Summer Scorecard

Find out how critics rank the movies!

Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile