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Programming The Nation? Reviews

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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
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The filmmakers deserve credit for delving into a topic that has received scant attention in the movies, but a lot of it is old news (except, perhaps, for younger viewers).

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

October 27, 2011
Brent Simon
Shockya.com

A shaggy look at the history of subliminal messaging and advertising in the United States that leaves one wanting for the pruning of a sensible editor.

Full Review Source: Shockya.com | Original Score: C-

September 29, 2011
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Profoundly disturbing, as ambitious as it is provocative.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

September 22, 2011
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Serves as a vital wake-up call and manages to be simultaneously entertaining, provocative and enraging--just as all harsh truths, sans euphemisms, should be presented.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 7.68/10

September 12, 2011
Ray Greene
Boxoffice Magazine

Some excellent interviews and a thoughtful global consideration of its topic more than offset an enervated tone.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

August 20, 2011
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Ignore the negative reviews. This film is essential viewing for those trying to get a handle on the Orwellian world we are living in today.

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August 19, 2011
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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"Programming the Nation" is a fascinating, infuriating film.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 19, 2011
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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This thought-provoking but overlong doc wins points for being all-inclusive.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

August 19, 2011
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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A creaky parade of conspiracy and paranoia that collapses military brainwashing and suspected backward-masking in the recording industry into one indigestible lump.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

August 18, 2011
Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Imperfect but important documentary about subliminal messaging.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

August 18, 2011
Noel Murray
AV Club
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What's most frustrating about Programming The Nation? is that the topic is fascinating, and it hasn't been dealt with extensively in documentary form.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C-

August 18, 2011
Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
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The results are irritating, occasionally educational, and frustratingly insight-free.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 17, 2011
David Fear
Time Out New York
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Any attempt to explore how the powers that be are subtly manipulating us rapidly devolves into simple retellings of various urban legends, not to mention the inclusion of poorly executed interviews...

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1/5

August 17, 2011
Phil Hall
Film Threat

It seems that the filmmaker has a very broad view of what subliminal messaging is all about.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 17, 2011
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

Programming the Nation? fails to stick to its stated subject or to coherently fit it into well-trod America-as-propaganda-mill boilerplate.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 15, 2011
John Anderson
Variety
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The film follows too many tangents, including film editing, sound and the purportedly evil effects of rock lyrics, to adequately consider any of them.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 10, 2011

New York Times
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September 23, 2011
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