Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of the American Empire

Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.

83%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 18

89%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 186
User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

Movie Info

Left-leaning documentary filmmakers Jeremy Earp and Sut Jhally present their case that the neo-conservative members of President George W. Bush's administration, including Vice-President Dick Cheney, saw in the 9/11 terrorist attacks an opportunity to force their ideological beliefs on a frightened nation. Interviews with leftist thinkers like Noam Chomsky, Michael Franti and Daniel Ellsberg buttress the central thesis that the Bush administration used the crisis for their own political ends.

Cast & Crew

Sut Jhally
Executive Producer

Critic Reviews for Hijacking Catastrophe

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (15) | Rotten (3)

  • The most outspoken and yet in some ways the calmest of the new documentaries opposing the Bush presidency.

    October 15, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Although the positions are by now familiar, especially for those who have seen the previously released films on the subject, there's enough solid and persuasive analysis here to give this effort a fresh urgency.

    September 22, 2004
  • There's really nothing new here ... and lacking the drama and humor of Fahrenheit 9/11, it is even more likely to be preaching to the converted.

    September 10, 2004 | Rating: 2/4
  • There's nothing like facts to prosecute a case, and this documentary about the Bush administration's pre-9/11 determination to invade Iraq is nothing if not fact-based.

    September 10, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/4
  • Where Hijacking does its job best is in laying out the historical details of what Kwiatkowski calls the 'storyline' leading up to the Iraq invasion, a narrative fiction prepared and sold by neocons to a gullible, and scared, public.

    September 10, 2004 | Full Review…
  • This sobering documentary proposes that the real reason for the war with Iraq is a two-decade, three-administration, neo-conservative master plan to take over the world.

    September 9, 2004 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hijacking Catastrophe

  • Apr 24, 2009
    An excellent documentary. I would give it six stars if i could. At first i was unsure when i first started watching it, but it turned out to be a very enlightening and i feel important film. Incase people are misled by the film poster this film is not specifically about 9/11 or 9/11 conspiracies as such, like the film Loose Change. This film is a thoughtful analysis of American neo-conservatism and its desire to spread American hegemony through military might. How the attacks on 9/11 have been used as justification to advance an agressive foreign policy and the erroding of civil liberties and the use of propaganda and media manipulation to achieve such goals. I implore people to just give up an hour of their time to watch this film and deicde for themselves before just dismissing it. This film isn't some crack-pot conspiracy film with half-baked theories and unjustifiable statements. This is an educational and somewhat frightening expose' of what is really going on.
    Mark C Super Reviewer

Hijacking Catastrophe Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides