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This Divided State Reviews

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Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
March 28, 2007
The approach to recording the story is everything its subjects aren't.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Vivid, dramatic stuff.
Marc Mohan
February 8, 2006
The intensity of the opposition and the deep fissures it revealed in the fabric of American civil discourse are still astonishing.
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
November 17, 2005
If there's a weakness here, it's that there's no challenge whatsoever in making a closed-minded right-wing nutcase look crazy
Don R. Lewis
Film Threat
October 8, 2005
An interesting and anger inducing documentary.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 8, 2005
It's a discomfiting film, bringing up all the ugly emotion of last year's electoral shouting match, concentrated in one town in one state and in one short 88-minute film.
| Original Score: 3/5
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
September 8, 2005
The problem is that Greenstreet apparently had no idea what kind of movie he wanted to make.
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Dennis Harvey
September 2, 2005
As boisterous as it is sobering.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
August 29, 2005
It lacks the substance to sustain its feature-length running time.
David Cornelius
August 27, 2005
Greenstreet's film works as yet another painful reminder of the death of political discourse.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Eric D. Snider
August 24, 2005
Compelling, intriguing, utterly absorbing.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 23, 2005
A hard-hitting documentary about the heated nature of the cultural wars in America and the hallowedness of free speech.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
August 19, 2005
No matter where you stand, This Divided State has a patriotic, galvanizing effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide
August 19, 2005
It's a brave and highly commendable effort that's chock-full of chilling moments.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
August 19, 2005
The 25-year-old filmmaker takes no sides himself. Wisely, he allows folks of all opinions to put their feet in their mouths all by themselves.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
August 19, 2005
[It] plays like the ultimate anti-travelogue.
| Original Score: 3/4
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
August 18, 2005
Director Steve Greenstreet captures all the hubbub on film but, while he makes the point that we are indeed a house divided, he can't quite persuade us that this particular situation is a metaphoric example of our national malaise.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
August 18, 2005
Raw, chaotic and engagingly eager, This Divided State juxtaposes candid interviews with scenes of unrest as Mr. Greenstreet rushes gamely from one hot spot to another.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ben Kenigsberg
Village Voice
August 17, 2005
This Divided State develops into a lively but simpleminded valentine to liberal tolerance.
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
August 15, 2005
[Captures] a part of the story that was overlooked by most media: the spirited discussions among students who suddenly realized they had a stake in their nation's politics.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
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