America: Freedom to Fascism (2006)
Critic Consensus: This documentary about the American income tax and whether citizens must pay it is more of a scattershot diatribe than a persuasive argument.
Critic Reviews for America: Freedom to Fascism
Russo's brand of libertarianism is at best naive and at worst tin-foil-hat crazy.
Essentially the filmmaking equivalent of an enraged blog on the Web -- pointed and provocative, but not exactly a comprehensive source for the issues it addresses.
While the film -- which Russo produced, directed, edited and wrote -- has some fascinating and compelling arguments, it quickly assumes the tone of an angry diatribe rather than a well-reasoned political discussion.
As if anticipating bad reviews, Russo ends his scattershot assault with a preemptive strike against the media: 'It's just the Federal Reserve System trying to save itself.' If you buy that line, then I'm the great-grandson of a 1913 conspirator.
Audience Reviews for America: Freedom to Fascism
This documentary is director Aaron Russo's last attempt to reveal the American government's tyranny on its citizens before he succumbed to cancer in summer 2007. After watching this film, I strongly agree with his true message (following my own corroborating research) and solidly stand in favor of his cause. Ever since 1913 (fraudulent inception of the privately-owned US Federal Reserve System) America has been governed by PRIVATE BANKERS, who now influence the White House and worldwide media organizations. The Bush, Rockefeller, Morgan, Rothschild and Clinton families (Republicans and Democrats) are visibly at the political helm of this Orwellian monster - with many private bankers still hiding in secrecy. This film clearly displays what you weren't intended to know. I will not apologize to anyone who's offended by this film, because that shows weakness in defense of our HUMAN RIGHTS. Bush has already declared Marshall Law, after the Clinton administration got the ball rolling. I'm angry at the moment, and you will be too. No American is legally required to file Federal Income Taxes, although the IRS unconstitutionally enforces it. Find out why: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1656880303867390173
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