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Programming The Nation? Reviews

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October 27, 2011
The filmmakers deserve credit for delving into a topic that has received scant attention in the movies, but a lot of it is old news (except, perhaps, for younger viewers).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 29, 2011
A shaggy look at the history of subliminal messaging and advertising in the United States that leaves one wanting for the pruning of a sensible editor.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 22, 2011
Profoundly disturbing, as ambitious as it is provocative.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 12, 2011
Serves as a vital wake-up call and manages to be simultaneously entertaining, provocative and enraging--just as all harsh truths, sans euphemisms, should be presented.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.68/10
August 20, 2011
Some excellent interviews and a thoughtful global consideration of its topic more than offset an enervated tone.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 19, 2011
Ignore the negative reviews. This film is essential viewing for those trying to get a handle on the Orwellian world we are living in today.
August 19, 2011
"Programming the Nation" is a fascinating, infuriating film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 19, 2011
This thought-provoking but overlong doc wins points for being all-inclusive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 18, 2011
A creaky parade of conspiracy and paranoia that collapses military brainwashing and suspected backward-masking in the recording industry into one indigestible lump.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
August 18, 2011
Imperfect but important documentary about subliminal messaging.
August 18, 2011
What's most frustrating about Programming The Nation? is that the topic is fascinating, and it hasn't been dealt with extensively in documentary form.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 17, 2011
The results are irritating, occasionally educational, and frustratingly insight-free.
August 17, 2011
Any attempt to explore how the powers that be are subtly manipulating us rapidly devolves into simple retellings of various urban legends, not to mention the inclusion of poorly executed interviews...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 17, 2011
It seems that the filmmaker has a very broad view of what subliminal messaging is all about.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 15, 2011
Programming the Nation? fails to stick to its stated subject or to coherently fit it into well-trod America-as-propaganda-mill boilerplate.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 10, 2011
The film follows too many tangents, including film editing, sound and the purportedly evil effects of rock lyrics, to adequately consider any of them.
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