Chavez: Inside the Coup (2003)


Critic Consensus: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised is as persuasive and engrossing as it is unapologetically biased.


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While Irish filmmakers Kim Bartley and Donnacha O'Briain were in Venezuela to make a documentary about the charismatic, democratically elected president, Hugo Chavez, they ended up witnessing the failed coup that took place in April 2002 when a group of oil-interested parties tried to remove Chavez from office.


Critic Reviews for Chavez: Inside the Coup

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (22)

Compelling and immediate.

Jul 2, 2004 | Rating: 4/5

Fascinating, informative and chilling.

Apr 2, 2004 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A gripping, nearly perfect documentary, chronicling a heart-stopping rise, fall and triumphant reversal in the space of its 74-minute running time.

Feb 27, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Everything's real -- the shouting, the dissonance, the worry.

Feb 12, 2004 | Rating: 3/4

Stands as our best chance to understand what happened in Caracas, even if the filmmakers' pro-Chavez stance should send you to alternate sources for the larger picture.

Feb 6, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised may be controversial, biased and patchy, but it contains some of the most electrifying and immediate nonfiction footage seen on the big screen.

Jan 15, 2004 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Chavez: Inside the Coup

Rarely has the usage of the phrase "at the right place, at the right time" been more apt. Makes for a fantastic double-feature with "Puente Llaguno: Claves de Una Masacre"

Eduardo C
Eduardo C

Super Reviewer

Amazing Documentary about the Coup to overthrow Hugh Chavez

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

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