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The End Of Poverty Reviews

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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
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
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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+
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
December 1, 2009
Powerful and upsetting.
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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
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Aaron Hillis
Time Out
November 11, 2009
It's heartbreaking, of course, but also crassly manipulative and blandly shot, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice
November 10, 2009
For all his film's sober analysis, Diaz never loses sight of the human cost of global capitalism.
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Robert Koehler
Variety
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.