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.
Documentary , Special Interest
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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.

Full Review… | September 21, 2011
Washington Post
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | September 21, 2011
Top Critic

Sharply focused and superbly put together.

Full Review… | September 21, 2011
Hollywood Reporter
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Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane's nonfiction account is eerily suggestive -- and alarming.

Full Review… | September 21, 2011
New York Magazine/Vulture
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It says more than almost everything airing in the period around the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Full Review… | September 21, 2011
Globe and Mail
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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.

Full Review… | September 8, 2011

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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A well made documentary, but I disagreed with just about every point the movie made. How is delaying the Republican Convention changing the world??? And you're not an activist you're a hippy

Blake Duncan
Blake Duncan

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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