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This is a multilayered film that not only exposes a man's contradictions - a do-gooder narcissist; a thoughtful, delusional activist - but also speaks volumes about the fringes on both sides of the political spectrum.
This timely documentary passes the test as a work of balanced journalism about a man of fascinating contradictions.
Anyone interested in movement politics in the 21st century will get plenty to ponder in this well-made doumentary.
If his methods don't come off smoothly, Mr. Meltzer's conclusion does leave you feeling that even the whole story would be cold comfort for those involved.
What emerges is a vague, often chilling impression of an unpredictable opportunist and provocateur who may not even be sure himself.
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This guy was nuts. Don't know how either "side" trusted him. Interesting documentary for sure but what a snake oil salesman.
Even though this doc is firmly grounded in politics, it's real subject is a character study of the kind of egomaniac that doesn't care what he really believes--as long as he's the center of attention.
An interesting look at a very confusing and bizarre story. Writer/director Jamie Meltzer certainly wanted to show both sides of this story, but I'm not sure he accomplished it. It's certainly not a bad documentary, but I found myself losing interest and zoning out more than once.
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