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The Shock Doctrine Reviews

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September 24, 2011
In a lucid way clears up how America is now in the midst of a severe financial crisis through questionable free market policies.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 31, 2010
The worst that comes out of the documentary's final moments is the sense that Winterbottom and Whitecross ultimately don't know what their film is supposed to be about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 30, 2010
Pure capitalism unmasked
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 29, 2010
A movie that describes the scorched earth policy associated with free market fundamentalism, continuing with the current occupant of the White House.
January 28, 2010
The back story to the political and economic landscape of our times and the reasons why the rich are getting richer and the world is in such a mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 28, 2010
it's pretty clear even without further knowledge that tying every single ill in the modern world to Friedman's free market policies is being far too narrow minded
| Original Score: 2/5
January 28, 2010
I'd recommend this most to younger audiences who are starting to take an interest in politics, and would be interested in a crash course on the last 30 years or so, at least from one particular perspective.
January 27, 2010
...an inherently compelling premise that's squandered virtually from start to finish...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 25, 2010
This movie, clearly assembled in haste, throws surprisingly poor archival footage into the mix with a Klein lecture, scant original interviews and a narration from on high that will brook no dissent.
January 20, 2010
A stunning, exquisitely photographed and narrated diatribe against the excesses of capitalism.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 1, 2009
A skillful, illuminating cinematic position paper, a well-made documentary that slams more information and anger into 82 minutes than most networks convey in a full 24-hour news cycle.
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