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The Revisionaries (2012)

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Average Rating: 6.6/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 1

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The Revisionaries showcases how public education has become the latest battleground in a new wave of cultural, religious and ideological clashes, with local Texas education board members advancing agendas of Creationism and other religious issues in public schools. This documentary highlights how their tactics have had the effect of rewriting key tenets of U.S. democracy and are affecting educational policies at the national level - for generations to come. -- (C) Kino Lorber

Unrated,

Documentary, Special Interest

Jawad Metni, Scott Thurman

Apr 30, 2013

$21.7k

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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (1)

Really a well-made dispatch from a long war.

October 25, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Thurman presents a largely even-handed recounting, wisely letting folks - and events - speak for themselves.

October 25, 2012 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Of all the scary movies you may see this month, none will be more chilling than Scott Thurman's documentary about the Texas State Board of Education.

October 25, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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An alarming, hilarious documentary ...

October 23, 2012 Full Review Source: Salon.com
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Such a feature-length bludgeoning, even in the service of basic social and scientific literacy, is truly discomfiting.

October 23, 2012 Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Comments (2)
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Offers a balanced view of the fight over science and U.S. history standards for Texas schools, but lacks the punch it might have achieved with a stronger point of view.

October 4, 2012 Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Comments (2)
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Scott Thurman's new film The Revisionaries is a postcard from the frontline of America's culture wars.

October 31, 2013 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine
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Due to redistricting, every position on the Texas State Board of Education is up for election on the November 2012 ballot. See The Revisionaries and become better informed about the subject, and then remember to cast your vote.

October 26, 2012 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Scott Thurman captures not only the fear and anti-intellectual resentment and insecurity that govern the dictations of the far right, but also the rampant unchecked egotism.

October 23, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

At once an unsettling documentary and an enlightening one.

October 4, 2012 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
One Guy's Opinion

This frontline skirmish in the culture wars [over school textbooks] is the subject of Scott Thurman's engrossing documentary ... It's a symbolic fight of our times, making [the film] a compelling and involving work.

October 4, 2012 Full Review Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

This doc's look at the avid Texas State Board of Education (led by a smalltown dentist), invested in rewriting school textbooks in order to push ultra-right wing agendas, is a disturbing must-see.

April 30, 2012 Full Review Source: Doddle

Audience Reviews for The Revisionaries

One of the few time when a one-sided perspective was warranted. The constant need we have as a society to always be arguing between ignorance and basic facts is beyond my comprehension.
May 5, 2013
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