Harvest of Empire Reviews

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
March 15, 2013
The stories grow more eye-opening as filmmakers Peter Getzels and Eduardo Lopez paint a recurring picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
March 7, 2013
Getzels and Lopez take a refreshing approach in this age of punditry and choir-preaching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
February 28, 2013
As an analysis of the causes of migration, it is one-dimensional and unconvincing. But as a social history of Latinos in America, it is provocative and fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
October 2, 2012
Cogent doc makes the persuasive argument for the role that U.S. military and corporate interests have played in the influx of immigration from Latin American countries.
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
September 27, 2012
The filmmakers retain a touching faith that most Americans won't tolerate injustice when they know about it. This film is meant to teach them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
September 27, 2012
This sobering and much-needed look at Latino migration is built on an undeniably optimistic premise: that once Americans have accurate facts, "they rarely allow injustices to stand."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Michael Nordine
Village Voice
September 25, 2012
Harvest of Empire is never quite wrong, but it's effectiveness is inversely proportional to how hard it's trying.