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November 1, 2009
Smith's subject Michael Ruppert never registers as much more than an eloquent but largely untrustworthy quack.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 11, 2009
It's only when he starts to weep for the future of a population that won't heed his warnings that Ruppert shows his humanity. It's made him abandon his cause and quit writing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 29, 2010
Perhaps he's worth listening to? Well, up to a point.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 6, 2009
Collapse is boring. But what do you expect from a one-sided movie about a kook, who, at the time the film was shot, faced eviction from his home because he hadn't paid the rent?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 6, 2009
It would have been helpful had Smith put his words into some sort of context, allowing others to assess his theories. Instead there's simply Ruppert, talking, raging and warning, as if his very life depended on it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 2, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 22, 2013
A staggering film about a man convinced he's the only poor son of a gun who gets it ... and how, as he grows to realize he might have actually been right all those years, it destroys him
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 30, 2010
Smith treats Ruppert both as exhibit and patient, and he comes across as an angry yet compassionate man, secure in his convictions but lost in his emotions.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 10, 2009
There is controversy over Ruppert, and he has many critics. But one simple fact at the center of his argument is obviously true, and it terrifies me.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 30, 2010
There are clear parallels with former US vice-president Al Gore's arguments in An Inconvenient Truth, only Smith's film makes less use of showbiz-style graphics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 12, 2009
Like with The Fog of War, Collapse is intentionally, deceptively one-dimensional, and it's up to you to fill in the other half of the debate with your own opinions.
November 7, 2009
A poignant portrait of a man who has indisputably sacrificed all for something bigger than himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 5, 2009
A grim but gripping film that foresees doom and gloom, not just for the economy but for the entire country as a whole; one can decide for themselves whether or not [Michael Ruppert's] claims are valid.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
December 11, 2009
Ruppert unexpectedly breaks down, weeping openly for the lost future of humanity, and at that moment I was startled at how bad I felt for him -- and how nervous I was, suddenly, that this contemporary Cassandra might just be right.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 27, 2010
You might disagree with every point made during Collapse but it's unnerving all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 3, 2009
By faithfully documenting Ruppert's long-simmering analysis, Smith lets us experience the feeling of a world gone to pot, whether or not the claims are factually accurate.
June 22, 2010
Take Michael Ruppert with several thousand grains of salt, but take him seriously, at least for 80 minutes. Chris Smith does, and thats what makes Collapse so riveting.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 5, 2009
Chris Smith's fiery and provoking documentary provides a searing platform for police-officer-turned-reporter Michael Ruppert to articulate his gloomy vision and, in his view, doomed fate of the world.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 27, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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