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Waiting for Armageddon (2008)

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Filmmakers Kate Davis, David Heilbroner, and Franco Sacchi aim to clarify the abstruse relationship between Christian Zionists and Jews while encouraging dialogue between dissenting groups with this documentary examining the possibility that a substantial American voting block is attempting to create a self-fulfilling prophecy of international holy war. By speaking with Evangelicals in their homes, at conferences, and even during a tour of the site in Israel where they believe Jesus Christ will

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Those refutations are little comfort against the manifest power of American entitlement and religious superiority fueling final-days fantasies, against which the film winds up being a sobering warning.

February 12, 2010 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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By turns frightening, fascinating and eye-opening, this documentary offers much to rouse followers of various religious and political stripes.

February 12, 2010 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Comment (1)
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Preaches to the (un)converted with a quiet, worried sanity that could have used more force. See it anyway, just to remind yourself how many people are actively wishing for the End of Days.

January 28, 2010 Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Comment (1)
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This documentary about the evangelical belief in biblical prophecy is both overly ambitious and skimpy.

January 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
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Waiting for Armageddon (which has nothing to do with the 1998 Michael Bay movie) demonstrates that sometimes it's far more devastating to simply point the camera at your subjects and let them talk.

January 8, 2010 Full Review Source: New York Post
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Respectfully and without dramatization (the ideas are electric enough), the directors observe a cross section of articulate evangelicals and accompany a Christian group on a revealing trip to Israel.

January 8, 2010 | Comment (1)
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By allowing the believers to damn themselves, or not, with their own words, the filmmakers have provided an equitable forum for them, and a fascinating portrait for the audience

May 30, 2010 Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Comment (1)
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This is an eye-opening look at what 50 million fellow Americans believe.

January 27, 2010 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
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A fascinating, alarming and well-balanced documentary that sheds light on a very timely and provocative issue.

January 9, 2010 Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru
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More evidence, if any was necessary, that the United States is the most backward country on Earth.

January 8, 2010 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Comment (1)
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The most refreshing aspect of Waiting for Armageddon is how completely non-polemical and non-judgmental it is, this is no easy task when dealing with a group whose religious and political activities lie at the very center of America‚(TM)s growing divisions.

January 8, 2010 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
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Seems to think it's a new revelation about the last days for the Rest of Us if the visions of Christian evangelicals come true, and how they influence Mideast policy.

January 8, 2010 Full Review Source: Film-Forward.com
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a better title might have been, Armageddon Now, Please!

January 7, 2010 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Comment (1)
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Waiting For Armageddon lets a handful of the devout explain their worldview in greater detail, yet filmmakers Kate Davis, Franco Sacchi, and David Heilbroner don't go looking for the simple-minded or easily mockable.

January 7, 2010 Full Review Source: AV Club
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The scary specter of all-out Holy War as a self-fulfilling prophecy.

January 7, 2010 Full Review Source: Sly Fox
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The putative objectivity of Armageddon isn't quite politically savvy enough to strike its realpolitik target.

January 5, 2010 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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It's scary to see how many of my fellow Americans believe this stuff.

December 24, 2009 Full Review Source: Compuserve | Comments (7)
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