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2016: Obama's America Reviews

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Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix
August 31, 2012
Part scholarship and part sensationalism, 2016: Obama's America will make Dinesh D'Souza the conservative Michael Moore.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
August 29, 2012
...an extremely well-made and well-reasoned examination of who Obama really is, told mainly through Obama himself reading from his book, Dreams From My Father, and interviews with people like Obama's half brother, George Obama, in Kenya.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
August 28, 2012
The film is certainly anti-Obama but it does provide food for thought for the undecided.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
August 26, 2012
An exercise in preaching to the choir.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Teddy Durgin
Screen It!
August 24, 2012
Not the hatchet job I thought it would be, but a fairly serious-minded attempt to get to the heart of some of the decisions President Obama has made (and not made) during his first term in the White House. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
August 24, 2012
Can't be construed as a hatchet job, nor does the polite and well-spoken D'Souza seem to aspire to such...yet it doesn't succeed as sheer bravura entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
August 15, 2012
Highly entertaining, eye-opening, scary and enraging. You'll never look at Obama the same way ever again nor will you trust his empty promises.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.74/10
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Joe Leydon
Variety
August 3, 2012
While it's highly unlikely that anyone predisposed to championing Obama would be won over by the sound and fury here, there's no gainsaying the value of 2016 as a sort of Cliffs Notes precis of the conservative case against [Obama].
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 4, 2015
This is neither printing the facts nor printing the legend: it's printing the flop sweat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
December 17, 2012
2016: Obama's America comes to seem like clownish alarmist speculation taking place in an echo chamber of talking heads.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 19, 2012
D'Souza never actually shows...Obama's own words or deeds. Instead, he engages in guilt by association.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
September 28, 2012
So Obama is bringing socialism to America by 2016? That would explain why Bain Capital is making bigger donations to him than to its founder Mitt Romney.
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
September 22, 2012
As questionable as right wing D'Souza's lack of unbiased assertions, is the seeming lack of anyone out there who can rise above being either a red state or blue state movie critic, when it comes to political documentaries in such a divided nation.
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
September 8, 2012
The film flutters to the ground like so much GOP convention confetti, all assertions, few facts and little substance other than the conspiratorial right wing talking points that are D'Souza's bread and butter.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
September 6, 2012
Anti-Obama documentary trades objectivity for persuasion.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
September 4, 2012
[This] unsubstantiated mess isn't much of a movie or a documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
September 4, 2012
The evidence is highly selective and varies widely in effectiveness, but D'Souza mounts his argument with a kind of calm intensity that gives it some credence-for a while, at least.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 31, 2012
As a pressing piece of propaganda, the film could use a louder voice and edgier tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
August 31, 2012
The film is a sleepy dud, a polemic that, like D'Souza himself, is at once both outrageous and deeply boring.
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
August 31, 2012
The movie seems destined to irritate the president's supporters while mobilizing his detractors, even as it is doomed to win precious few converts. It's a textbook example of preaching to the choir.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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