Heist: Who Stole The American Dream Reviews

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Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
August 28, 2012
Heist is a cinematic gut punch, to be sure, but not one entirely devoid of hope.
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Mindy Farabee
Los Angeles Times
August 28, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
August 28, 2012
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.
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
March 3, 2012
The film provides a crisp, succinct answer to a question that nags most Americans: What the hell happened?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
March 1, 2012
[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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kam Williams
AALBC.com
March 1, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
February 28, 2012
Like its title, Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? purports to ask a question but is only interested in forwarding its predictable agitprop answer.
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