Reviews

Nov 2, 2021
Ramona S. Diaz has created a compelling profile of a heroic but humble journalist, but might also awaken the inner activist in more than a few viewers, regardless of where they live.
Nov 2, 2021
Ramona S. Diaz's compelling documentary about heroic journalist Maria Ressa and her ongoing crusade for freedom of the press and truth in media in the Philippines is a revelation.
Nov 2, 2021
The documentary takes place almost entirely in the Philippines, but the situations and conflicts that Diaz captures in A Thousand Cuts will likely feel eerily familiar to viewers in other countries whose democracies are being threatened...
Nov 2, 2021
A horror story and a cautionary tale, Marie Ressa's journalistic odyssey against the corrupt, murderous anti-democracy forces in the Philippines is a shocking mirror held up...
Aug 19, 2021
It seems fitting that a documentary about the volatility, development, and set backs presented to a democracy feels unfinished.
Mar 26, 2021
It's a really moving documentary and one that reminds us of the sacrifices others make to ensure that the truth is heard.
Mar 18, 2021
Ramona S. Diaz's documentary exposes the pressure and strain Rappler staff are placed under, but A Thousand Cuts makes it clear that their determination to speak the truth will never falter.
Feb 1, 2021
A Thousand Cuts is a call to arms for everyone to stand up for what is right, say no to Fake News, and combat fascism with love and hope.
Dec 25, 2020
A Thousand Cuts is a terrific film about Filipino journalist Maria Ressa, founder of the website Rappler, which allows for a richer exploration of Ressa's incredible character that we hadn't seen before.
Nov 25, 2020
An honest testimony of the political situation in the Philippines, as well as a warning about the use of social networks to manipulate the population [Full review in Spanish]
Oct 31, 2020
"A Thousand Cuts" is a great documentary that analyzes all its themes in the most thorough fashion, and definitely one of the best of the year.
Oct 21, 2020
[Ramona S.] Diaz's doc offers a sobering reminder that a free and independent press can never be taken for granted.
Sep 27, 2020
A Thousand Cuts allows for people outside the intricacies of Filipino politics to be able to relate the nation's political climate to their own.
Aug 21, 2020
Thought-provoking docu about freedom of the press.
Aug 18, 2020
If you care about freedom of the press and democracy, it's a film you have to see.
Aug 18, 2020
It's a fascinating movie on many, many levels.
Aug 18, 2020
Although A Thousand Cuts focuses specifically on the Philippines, the documentary also serves as a dire warning that other democracies could face the same problems if they're not careful.
Aug 13, 2020
Diaz stays out of the way of her own lens, instead giving a portrait in context of Ressa's valiant struggle for truth, and her determination to simply do the job even as she becomes part of the story.
Aug 12, 2020
The film's broad scope also serves to further underline its title - the cuts it references aren't just being made in one place, but all over the body politic.
Aug 12, 2020
Suspenseful and depressing...