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August 22, 2018
For the most part, the ideas and insights that flow out of his mouth (so clear, so simple, so thoughtful) square with reality...
June 2, 2016
The directors bring to filmic life Chomsky's calm, composed talking-points--his measured, reasonable long-view of history and polic--with inventive framing of archival footage and coolly sharp images. A potent Panama Papers-era dissection of power.
May 3, 2016
It's a swirling, upsetting picture that gets bigger and scarier the more he talks.
April 27, 2016
[E]ye-opening, consciousness-expanding, and - ho boy yes indeedy - angry-making stuff.
March 31, 2016
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.
March 31, 2016
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.
March 31, 2016
If you're looking for intellectual entertainment combined with political outrage, Requiem for the American Dream fulfills the contract.
March 28, 2016
A very useful addition to public discourse at any time. But it's particularly so during this election year ...
March 11, 2016
The film isn't necessarily pegged to the upcoming election per se, but the logic presented within helps make sense of current affairs.
March 10, 2016
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.
March 3, 2016
Requiem for the American Dream is valuable as a document of Chomsky while we still have him, but the people he's inspired may be his true legacy.
March 2, 2016
Few will agree with every word spoken, but Chomsky's vision of history is worth encountering and considering.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 5, 2016
Noam Chomsky's theories of inequality are important but dry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 29, 2016
An interview with Noam Chomsky that illuminates the sad and scary state of affairs in "Two Americas."
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 29, 2016
In large part because Chomsky is a very good speaker with a wealth of incisive ideas to share, the result is a film that feels less like a lecture than a provocative X-ray of current American political realities.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 29, 2016
It's all important stuff, but if the intention is to galvanize a sleeping public, perhaps a less tedious piece of filmmaking would have done the trick.
January 28, 2016
This well-paced and cogent seminar spotlights a man who, now 87, seems at the height of his intellectual powers.
January 28, 2016
Quickly paced and surprisingly entertaining, this is a film for anybody who cares about the abuse of political power by the superrich. In other words, everybody but the one percent.
January 25, 2016
America redefined as a civilization in sharp decline and on the verge of collapse because of the very greedy's systematic elimination of class mobility from the society.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 27, 2015
All the ideas presented in Requiem for the American Dream are lively enough. But for anyone who has been exposed to Chomsky's thinking or writing, it all feels a little rehashed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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