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American Chaos (2018)



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Starting six months before the 2016 presidential election, director Jim Stern put his life on hold and -- driven to understand what seemed incomprehensible at the time -- traveled through red states to interview and spend time with Donald Trump supporters from different backgrounds. It was a search for insights and answers, for anything that could explain the billionaire's surging appeal and why these voters remained untroubled by so many troubling things the candidate had said and done. This journey became his Heart of Darkness into the American body politic at a profoundly critical point in our history. And the film he returned with, AMERICAN CHAOS, sheds unique light on difficult issues roiling the nation -- chronicling a cultural divide, still dangerously misunderstood, that continues to tear at the fabric of our democracy.


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Who was Stern's target audience? Surely Democrats don't want to spend 90 minutes relitigating the election any more than Republicans yearn to squander so much as a cent of their entertainment dollar watching liberals whine.

September 15, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

It's disorganized and erratic, jumping from thesis to thesis and location to location, sometimes seeming to pride itself on adopting a nonjudgmental 'I'm just listening' attitude.

September 14, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Basically serves as a chronicle of one liberal's disbelief and disillusionment as election night dashes all of his ideals about the progress he thought our country had made. Almost two years later, though, who needs or wants to see that?

September 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Forget fake news; "American Chaos" is yesterday's news.

September 13, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Despite lacking a broader, more incisive scope, Stern's film has its share of engaging moments...

September 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Stick with your instincts, good sir. Keep questioning how we got to where we are.

September 13, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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