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Stealing America: Vote by Vote Reviews

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Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
August 1, 2008
As much as they champion the notion that any election chicanery is bad for both parties, this is strictly another propaganda-laced lashing out at corporations and the Republicans who use them to steal elections.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Robert Koehler
Variety
August 1, 2008
Functions as an organizing tool for people worked up about the important issue, but is hardly suitable as a commercial doc release.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
August 29, 2008
It helps for a documentary about America's broken voting system to be flush with facts and outrage. But a little filmmaking wouldn't hurt, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Nathan Lee
New York Times
August 1, 2008
Stealing America: Vote by Vote might have been this year's most alarming and patriotic documentary if it weren't so shoddy and dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Vadim Rizov
Village Voice
July 29, 2008
The case it lays out is factually sketchy, but as a movie, it's unforgivable.
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
September 18, 2008
more likely to depress voters than to galvanize them.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
August 1, 2008
Everybody loves a good conspiracy theory, and I'm more than willing to believe that Kerry really won. But Fadiman offers only circumstantial evidence when a smoking gun is needed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
September 12, 2008
Stealing America is basically a rallying tool for activists.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
August 1, 2008
A clumsy if well-intentioned work of recycled propaganda, a mixture of hard evidence, random anecdote and far-flung inference that may convince some viewers that a clear verdict can be rendered on that impossibly murky event.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 5, 2008
The title is provocative and the timing is right for an examination of the elctorate process, but the data are tentative and anecdotal and the whole execution poor and clumsy.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
November 12, 2008
This is not so much a documentary ... as a recruiting tool. We never hear anything from the other side; and the film ends with a fulsome patriotic call to action.
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
July 27, 2008
Does a fine job outlining the ways in which the integrity of the United States electoral process is repeatedly undermined by fraud, de facto disenfranchisement and the concerted efforts of corrupt politicos.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
July 30, 2008
America revisited as a post-democratic Banana Republic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
August 2, 2008
Anyone who doubts for a second that the 2000 and 2004 U.S. Presidential elections were stolen by the Republicans using a methodical process of illegal machinations, should see this nightmare-inducing documentary on the subject.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 11, 2008
It's perhaps the year's most canny piece of propaganda... it soothes a sore spot, and it's very effective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Drew Toal
Time Out
November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
August 3, 2008
If you need any more proof that a movie like Swing Vote is complete balderdash, with its fantasy about getting couch potatoes out to the polls as the cure-all for what ails America, then here is it.
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John Anderson
Newsday
July 31, 2008
This well-crafted documentary about the purported theft of the 2004 presidential election could well be the feel-good movie of the summer -- after all, it absolves the general public for everything that happened.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 21, 2008
Stealing America: Vote by Vote is sobering. The film suggests that come Nov. 4, the votes of Republicans, Democrats and independents alike might not be counted fair and square.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International
August 1, 2008
Stealing America: Vote by Vote does for American democracy what An Inconvenient Truth did for global warming.
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