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Heist: Who Stole The American Dream

Heist: Who Stole The American Dream (2012)

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A new, groundbreaking feature documentary about the roots of the American economic crisis, and the continuing assault on working and middle class people in the United States. Heist boldly reveals the crumbling structure of the U.S. economy - the result of four decades of deregulation, massive job outsourcing, and tax policies favoring mega-corporations and wealthy elites. -- (C) Official Site

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Ultimately reframing the advancement of free market ideology of the last four decades as class warfare against the have-nots, the documentary manages to widen its scope without losing its narrative thread.

August 28, 2012 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Though myriad aspects of its story have already been probed in greater depth elsewhere, Frances Causey and Donald Goldmacher's Heist is well timed as a one-stop summary of reasons for ordinary Americans to be furious at our financial systems.

August 28, 2012 Full Review Source: Variety
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[It] has the virtue of taking the long view of a crisis that recent films like "Inside Job" and "Too Big to Fail" have only sketchily explored. It makes a strong case that government regulation of business is essential for democracy to flourish.

March 1, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Like its title, Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? purports to ask a question but is only interested in forwarding its predictable agitprop answer.

February 28, 2012 Full Review Source: Village Voice | Comment (1)
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Heist is a cinematic gut punch, to be sure, but not one entirely devoid of hope.

August 28, 2012 Full Review Source: Shared Darkness
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The film provides a crisp, succinct answer to a question that nags most Americans: What the hell happened?

March 3, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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A persuasive case for the swift reinstatement of watchdog laws to prevent bailed-out Wall Street from turning the America Dream into a neverending nightmare for folks on Main Street.

March 1, 2012 Full Review Source: AALBC.com
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Audience Reviews for Heist: Who Stole The American Dream

I saw this at the Cleveland International Film Fest 2012. There are interesting graphics and historical clips, photos and documents to clearly show the economic deregulation that has led to the recent financial crisis. The movie was completed before the Occupy Wall Street movement really began. These protests will surely come to viewers' minds. This doc is likely to rile up emotions.
July 31, 2012
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