American Empire (2012)




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American Empire is a documentary about the hidden forces that are controlling America and the world, and how this affects you, your children and your grandchildren. (c) Official Site
Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for American Empire

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

The bulk of the material is confusing at best and laughable at worst.

December 20, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

This latest in a long line of Occupy Wall Street-minded documentaries suffers from its strident tone and scattershot approach.

Full Review… | December 18, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
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Documentaries don't get more one-sided than "American Empire: An Act of Collective Madness," but what a persuasive side it is.

Full Review… | December 13, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Clear and concise, with insightful, impassioned interviewees and well-chosen epithets from statesmen past and present, it cogently analyzes looming catastrophes, with wistful stabs at possible solutions.

Full Review… | December 12, 2012
Top Critic

When Woodrow Wilson is a villain in your movie, viewer beware!

Full Review… | December 14, 2012
Film Journal International

A jumbled nonfiction jeremiad of raw-nerve feeling built around ominous and vague proclamations of 'where we're going' as a country, American Empire is like a vitamin B-boosted espresso shot for left-leaning paranoiacs.

Full Review… | December 14, 2012

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