Requiem For The American Dream

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In a series of interviews spanning four years, leftist social critic Noam Chomsky discusses how the concentration of wealth and power among a small elite has polarized American society and brought about the decline of the middle class.

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  • The film lacks visual ingenuity, but the point isn't to show us something new - it's to tell us something we might not have heard. And what Chomsky says is as unsettling as it is persuasive.

    Mar 31, 2016 | Full Review…

    Amy Brady

    L.A. Weekly
    Top Critic
  • As one expects, Chomsky again proves to know more about his targets than they seem to know about themselves, calling on bits of history that damn not only the business-boosting right wing, but those on the supposed left side of American politics.

    Mar 31, 2016 | Full Review…
  • A very useful addition to public discourse at any time. But it's particularly so during this election year ...

    Mar 28, 2016 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

    Top Critic
  • The film isn't necessarily pegged to the upcoming election per se, but the logic presented within helps make sense of current affairs.

    Mar 11, 2016 | Full Review…
  • This feature by Peter Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, and Jared P. Scott presents a cogent and incisive lesson in how the superwealthy control the federal government.

    Mar 10, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Few will agree with every word spoken, but Chomsky's vision of history is worth encountering and considering.

    Mar 2, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Requiem For The American Dream

  • May 18, 2016
    It doesn't cover groundbreaking territory for those who are acquainted with Noam Chomsky's thoughts and ideas or have read enough to know everything he says, but it is always fascinating to see him lay out with such clarity the ten principles of concentration of wealth and power.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 27, 2015
    In a return to the screen from Manufactured Consent, we find Chomsky debating the same ideas he always has. Not that that is a bad thing.
    John B Super Reviewer

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