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Better This World (2011)



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Better This World follows the journey of David McKay (22) and Bradley Crowder (23) from political neophytes to accused domestic terrorists with a particular focus on the relationship they develop with a radical activist mentor in the six months leading up to their arrests. A dramatic story of idealism, loyalty, crime and betrayal.

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Critic Reviews for Better This World

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

Better This World delivers a chilling depiction of loyalty, naivete, political zealotry and the post-9/11 security state.

September 21, 2011 | Full Review…

A case of solid journalism that happens to be cinematically interesting.

September 21, 2011 | Full Review…

Sharply focused and superbly put together.

September 21, 2011 | Full Review…

Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane's nonfiction account is eerily suggestive -- and alarming.

September 21, 2011 | Full Review…

It says more than almost everything airing in the period around the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

September 21, 2011 | Full Review…

As Better This World puts together the pieces of Brad Crowley and David McKay's stories, it appears they weren't always aware of what was going on around them.

September 8, 2011 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Better This World

My Dad would have liked this film as a caution against undertaking some of the protesting that I did in my youth. A bunch of idealistic kids are taken under the wing of a group leader and FBI informant and the question becomes whether or not they were led into performing actions that they wouldn't otherwise have taken. A very fascinating look at the interpretation of anti-terrorism legislation in the U.S.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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in the tradition of communist witch hunts and infiltrating the civil rights movement, your tax dollars at work. streaming here until october 6 in the US --

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

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