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Inequality For All Reviews

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Dan Schindel
May 30, 2014
A levelheaded, easily understandable primer on the aspects and causes of the problem. However, it does not do much to distinguish itself from similar documentaries.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 4, 2013
The trouble with Inequality is that it's a book pretending to be a movie. Like far too many recent documentaries, there is nothing cinematic and almost nothing visual about it.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 27, 2013
A cinematic listicle of misleading economic talking points.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Matt Pais
September 26, 2013
You're saying taxation is out of hand, and there was some sort of housing bubble too? Go on with all this new information, please.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Keith Phipps
The Dissolve
September 30, 2013
An advocacy doc constructed to make a clear political point first and function as a film a distant second.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Verniere
Boston Herald
September 27, 2013
It all ends with Reich's students giving him a standing ovation. I felt like jumping out of a window.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Sheryl Jean
Dallas Morning News
September 26, 2013
The film is as much about Reich as income inequality, a topic he has written and talked about for decades. You'll learn why he's 4 feet 10.5 inches tall and why he became active in social politics.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Katie Walsh
The Playlist
September 27, 2013
That a documentary about economics could be so personally emotional and affecting is remarkable. And to learn from Reich in this film, as his students at Berkeley do, is a treat and a privilege.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Meredith Borders
April 3, 2013
INEQUALITY FOR ALL brings politics to our doorstep and expects us to do the rest, to do our part. What's amazing is that it inspires us to do our part, as well.
Tracy Moore
Common Sense Media
July 30, 2015
Engaging economics docu encourages equality, activism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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A.A. Dowd
AV Club
September 26, 2013
As easy as it is to be intellectually seduced by the man's arguments, it's also hard to avoid wishing that his own cult of personality-his jokes and his history-didn't dominate so much of the running time.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine
September 26, 2013
Robert Reich's message to America, much like director Jacob Kornbluth's uncomplicated film, is so simple and straightforward (you might even say obvious) that, without nitpicking, it can appear flawless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Sam Adams
Time Out
September 24, 2013
In 90 minutes, Inequality for All doesn't get far beyond Income Inequality 101, but for those who struggle with the basics, it's an often essential primer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
October 7, 2013
This is a curious case of liking the messenger, loving the message and yet still feeling as if you're being too heavily sold, even if you want to buy into the product.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 5, 2013
America is a country without any "self-admitted proletarians," where even the poorest see themselves as "temporarily embarrassed" millionaires.
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
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Alonso Duralde
September 26, 2013
If you're looking for a streamlined explanation for the mess the U.S. economy's in, and how we might get out, it's as good a place to start as any.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
September 26, 2013
Mr. Kornbluth's documentary argues eloquently for such unassailable goals as investment in education and infrastructure, and complements Mr. Reich's exposition with compelling interviews ...
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Andrew Barker
January 22, 2013
There are certainly lessons to be gleaned from Reich's journey through politics.
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
September 26, 2013
The woods are full of "Outrage Docs," but this one is special.
Joanna Langfield
The Movie Minute
September 23, 2013
Informative and entertaining, this documentary's greatest strength is its star, the charismatic Robert Reich.
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