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What's the Matter with Kansas? Reviews

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Michael Fox
Village Voice
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Paradoxically, the movie feels dated in the sense that it pre-dates both the recession and Obama's campaign, yet prescient in illuminating a crisis that plagues us today.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 27, 2010
Prairie Miller

Eludes deeper and larger questions. Such as lost elections, and their reasoning when God is not on their side. Nor the rising tide of racial and anti-immigrant strife fueling the Tea Party movement, whose unrecognized roots clearly reside in this doc.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

July 24, 2010
Dan Lybarger

Chicago-based documentarian Joe Winston makes a valiant effort to make Frank's perspectives work on screen.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 14, 2010
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

Even-handedness is the film's strength and, paradoxically, its weakness.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star | Original Score: 3/4

March 12, 2010
Pam Grady
Boxoffice Magazine

The most compelling thing about it is what it captures: a snapshot of America's ongoing and endless cultural war at a moment when things begin to shift.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 5, 2010
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's finally a very sad movie, because it speaks to the profound depths of the political division in this country.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2010
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

What's really special about the film is that Winston and Cohen manage to make real characters out of these folks.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

December 31, 2009
Richard Knight
Windy City Times

The filmmakers do a good job of humanizing their conservative subjects but eventually the rigid mindset of these folks cancels out any common bond liberals might feel.

Full Review Source: Windy City Times

September 19, 2009
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Every single person in this film is seen as themselves, is allowed to speak and seems to have a good heart. I've rarely seen a documentary quite like it. It has a point to make but no ax to grind.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 17, 2009
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Unfocused, dry and boring. It's a squandered opportunity to extensively and compellingly tackle provocative political, social and moral issues plaguing America.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 4.558/10

July 30, 2010
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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It's condescending, it's vague, it's unfair and, ultimately, it's pointless.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

July 30, 2010
Andy Webster
New York Times
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The specific roots of a pervasive sense of disenfranchisement are barely described, as are strategies for liberals seeking to reclaim the state.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 30, 2010
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

Not up to adequately framing the title's question, let alone answering it.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine

July 25, 2010
Harvey S. Karten

A dull, scattershot doc about people who do NOT vote against their interests, since they consider social issues of greater import than economic ones.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: C

July 12, 2010
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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Funny? Scary? Entirely logical? It all depends on your point of view, of course, and What's the Matter With Kansas? isn't likely to move viewers one way or another.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2/4

March 19, 2010
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