Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times Reviews

August 8, 2003
Junkerman's dull film, and its important if inflammatory message, will bore all but Chomsky's fellow travelers to death.
April 10, 2003
If the documentary is a jumbled mess, the man ... is mesmerizing, lucid, thought-provoking and brave.
March 21, 2003
Visually, it's about as exciting as C-Span. Doesn't matter. Chomsky, at 74, is as radical as ever.
February 14, 2003
Kept me interested for its full 74 minutes with a series of surprises.
January 31, 2003
Would have benefited from putting a wider lens on the man and his detractors, as seen in 1992's superior Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media by Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick.
January 23, 2003
Because what Noam is thinking is always of interest, this brief and reverential film is as well.
January 23, 2003
Chomsky's rapier-sharp intelligence, his curmudgeonly wit, his goofy charisma -- not to mention his considerable political acumen -- are all but lost in this sometimes-lugubrious hodgepodge.
January 9, 2003
The authority of Chomsky's rhetoric has a sternly cleansing force that can't be dismissed.
November 23, 2002
While that will ultimately give the film a dated feel in the future, right now it seems as topical and relevant as today's headlines.
November 22, 2002
Would have been far more interesting if its titular talking head had debated an intellectual equal from the right.