Orwell Rolls in His Grave Reviews

August 27, 2004
For some, Pappas' film will simply confirm everything they've suspected of the fourth estate. For others, it will be a reiteration of points they make themselves. Those who've never thought about these issues may be in for the shock of their lives.
July 30, 2004
Comes across as a political science course videotape rather than a movie to fully engage a general audience.
July 29, 2004
Enlightening, at times disturbing, and always provocative.
July 28, 2004
Even though he refuses to excise about 15 to 20 minutes of unnecessary material, Pappas is nonetheless a steady editor who, less intrepid than dogged, pieces together a sustainably intriguing, suitably distressing expos.
July 23, 2004
The war against the neo-fascists still goes on, and the outcome at this point is far from certain. Mr. Pappas' film does its part.
July 23, 2004
Every incident mentioned in the film was reported in the media, sometimes ad nauseam, and the polls show that about half of Americans like where things are going.
July 23, 2004
A cheaply made, occasionally repetitive, but passionately argued documentary.
July 23, 2004
Attacking network news seems almost quaintly beside the point at a time when the networks are hemorrhaging viewers, losing more and more eyeballs to cable, the Internet and, apparently, our nation's new habit of staring blankly into space.
July 20, 2004
Offers little that is not also explored in current agit-docs like Fahrenheit 9/11, The Corporation, or Outfoxed.
July 13, 2004
A marvel of passionate succinctness, Robert Kane Pappas' docu critically examines the Fourth Estate, once the bastion of American democracy.