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May 1, 2010
A confrontational documentary by neo-Marxist director Phillippe Diaz that explores the inconvenient truth that the gears of capitalism are greased by the exploitation of the weak.
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
November 11, 2009
It's heartbreaking, of course, but also crassly manipulative and blandly shot, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 8, 2009
Perhaps most surprising of all are the parallels Diaz accidentally draws between the "evil" First World and the "innocent" Third.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 19, 2009
As a sign of the film's structural sloppiness, Cobb's cure for global poverty is nearly lost in a welter of unsourced stats and factoids.
November 13, 2009
The film plays "blame Whitey" by insisting that all economic problems currently facing the people in Latin America, Africa and Asia were created by Western interference.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/5
November 12, 2009
The End Of Poverty? offers simplistic answers to many of the most pressing questions of our time.
Full Review | Original Score: D
January 29, 2010
so stuck in the self-importance of covering the economically disadvantaged that it thoroughly loses the ability to show how the circumstances evolved to such a state.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 13, 2009
Why Philippe Diaz has titled his new documentary The End of Poverty? is unclear, because this guilt trip/history lesson is really about the beginning of poverty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 11, 2009
Because Diaz constructs his movie like a classroom tutorial, we expect something more from him than an appeal to end privatization.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 18, 2009
A didactic documentary that covers ground already trampled to death by countless other films, books, magazine articles, and grad-student theses.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 10, 2009
For all his film's sober analysis, Diaz never loses sight of the human cost of global capitalism.
November 15, 2009
A timely and provocative documentary, but it's rather dull, poorly synthesized and fails to keep you engaged with an overload of information and a disorganized variety of interviews.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
November 13, 2009
...uncharacteristically revolutionary among today's issue documentaries, and all the more refreshing for its bluntness.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 8, 2009
In essence, this damning documentary is a history lesson uncovering the ugly underbelly of Western Civilization from 1492 up to the present.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 12, 2009
It's startling to realize that locales supplying most resources we consider most valuable are Earth's most poverty-stricken spots. The film makes a compelling argument that our economic system is the equivalent of human doom.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 16, 2009
A hard-hitting documentary that presents the voices and concerns of the poor along with suggested ways out of the abyss between the rich and poor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 3, 2009
The most articulate film to date describing the modern means and methods of the free market enslavement of undeveloped countries.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 10, 2010
Even if you're convinced by the many well-spoken interviewees, the film's conclusion is almost as depressing as the historical indictment that precedes it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 13, 2009
Documentary takes a unique and ambitious big-picture approach to a daunting, seemingly endless problem.
October 20, 2009
Though sorely in need of Michael Moore's humor, this leftist documentary successfully skewers the idea that poverty is strictly the fault of the poor nations.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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