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Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream Reviews

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½ May 2, 2015
How America's richest manipulate politics in order to grow their wealth to the detriment of everyone else.
May 14, 2014
It's really sad that such a large percentage of people fail to realize how monumentally they are being shafted by the system and keep supporting the same political forces that are hellbent on keeping them poor.
March 12, 2014
Well-made documentary about the huge gap between wealth and poverty in New York.
March 9, 2014
Really well done! Very disturbing the trend of a smaller and smaller group of people controlling an increasing amount of the money, but while that end result is disturbing what's even more disturbing is how they got to control that much in the way of resources. This film reaffirmed what I've known to be the case for years. LOBBY REFORM OR ABOLITION IS NECESSARY!!!
February 10, 2014
One of the finest documentary filmmakers of our time doesn't disappoint with this expose on the rich's influence on politics. Because he so systematically demolishes the libertarian/tea party ideology, I really want some of my less progressive friends to see it and perhaps provide a counterpoint. I doubt they will though and so I wonder if documentaries such as this can really open people's eyes or do they end up preaching to the choir.
December 6, 2013
Wanna see where David Koch lives? Wanna know why the rich couldn't give a rat's ass about the rest of us? Watch this. It's on Netflix. Get pissed off like me and then I'll meet you in the streets.
½ October 22, 2013
"Park Avenue" is about how some of the richest men in America are hogging the bulk of our income for themselves. The bias of this socio-economic drama is rather leftist, but the message is fair: these billionaires are destroying the American dream for the average Americans. While millions of Americans are struggling to put food on the table with their minimum wage jobs, the residents of this ultra-rich neighbourhood of Park Ave simply turn a blind eye to the poor's plight by lobbying Washington for reducing their taxes while increasing taxes for the rest of Americans. The director Alex Gibney also shows why Mitt Romney was not elected in the last presidential election: his VP choice, Paul Ryan (who bases his economic philosophy on that of Ayn Rand) was a huge mistake.
October 10, 2013
While deceptively less about the location and more about the politics, this film opened my eyes to problems that I didn't even know existed. And although I may not 100% agree with the views of the filmmakers, it's hard to argue with facts.
September 24, 2013
Want to be outraged. Want to roll around barking at your screen.....want to feel cheated and robbed....well here you go....this is just the smack in your face you might need to realize that your american dream is harder to get than you realize. I loved it!
August 21, 2013
Quite biased, but that's expected given the subject matter. It was convincing however, and kept me interested leading me to have many unanswered questions. It led me to have a rather desperate view of the future considering how complicated things are in government. It seemed more to stir the pot rather than provide answers or courses of action, it was definitely not pro republican. I did enjoy the direct links to NYC after having just visited both the affluent and poor areas.
½ July 25, 2013
Another hit by Alex Gibney about our modern plutocracy.

I recommend getting a soft pillow to cradle your soul as it's crushed.
July 21, 2013
It's what I have been seeing. It's laid out in front of all of us.
½ July 2, 2013
Gibney at what he does best! It's funny how the documentary has not received a single critic review from the community. Hmmmm.... (03/07/13)
June 18, 2013
A frightening and disheartening look at the harmonious waltz between money and politics, conspiring for the 'haves' to acquire more. A must see for members of the republican and tea party movement, who have been duped into fighting for the 'uber haves'.
½ June 4, 2013
rich people rigging the economy, politics and policies that affect everyone? not surprised. the psychological experiment and impacts of wealth were interesting.
February 4, 2013
hmmm interesting, though anyone who actually thinks should know this by now unless you don't care or are apathetic till it affects you personally.
½ December 3, 2012
America, you will make a communist of me yet.
November 16, 2012
Well documented documentation of reality about American politics and poverty in the American society - With its compare and contrast theme as well as fact check on how the opportunity game is rigged and not just at a level of natural unfairness , the movie does a good job on explaining realities.
½ October 31, 2012
On hulu Now. Required viewing before the 2012 election. Run, Don't walk.
October 31, 2012
Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength

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