Chavez: Inside the Coup (2003)



Critic Consensus: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised is as persuasive and engrossing as it is unapologetically biased.

Movie Info

While Irish filmmakers Kim Bartley and Donnacha O'Briain were in Venezuela to make a documentary about the charismatic, democratically elected president, Hugo Chavez, they ended up witnessing the failed coup that took place in April 2002 when a group of oil-interested parties tried to remove Chavez from office.
Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Chavez: Inside the Coup

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (23)

Compelling and immediate.

July 2, 2004
Orlando Sentinel
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A rough-edged work of journalism that is as gripping as a thriller.

Full Review… | April 8, 2004
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Fascinating, informative and chilling.

Full Review… | April 2, 2004
Toronto Star
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A gripping, nearly perfect documentary, chronicling a heart-stopping rise, fall and triumphant reversal in the space of its 74-minute running time.

Full Review… | February 27, 2004
Seattle Times
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Everything's real -- the shouting, the dissonance, the worry.

February 12, 2004
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Stands as our best chance to understand what happened in Caracas, even if the filmmakers' pro-Chavez stance should send you to alternate sources for the larger picture.

Full Review… | February 6, 2004
Boston Globe
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Audience Reviews for Chavez: Inside the Coup

Rarely has the usage of the phrase "at the right place, at the right time" been more apt. Makes for a fantastic double-feature with "Puente Llaguno: Claves de Una Masacre"

Eduardo C
Eduardo C

Super Reviewer

A documentary filmmakers dream come true. While making a movie about the controversial leader, Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelin military, backed by our government and the oil companies, heads up a coup to overthrow Chavez. The filmmakers get stuck in the middle and are able to film everything as it happens. What's even better is the coup leaders happily allowed the filmmakers to stay and film their takeover as well as the surprising ending to it all. This is a film everyone should see.

Phillip Renke
Phillip Renke

Amazing Documentary about the Coup to overthrow Hugh Chavez

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

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