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.
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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
Excellent movie, extensive examples make the points in the movie clear and irrefutable. It's hard to imagine what kind of people would take the time to see such a documentary, then come here and blast it. Clearly people who are either threatened by it, whether afraid it's real or afraid of the backlash. A must see film if you care to begin making sense of the insanity of the behavior of our federal government.
Plentifully accurate information and genuine questions, but fails to provide any answer to the biggest question "what do we do about the problem?".
Plentifully accurate information and genuine questions unanswered but fails to provide it's own answer to the question "what do we do about the problem?".
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