The War on Democracy Reviews

September 7, 2007
Yet with all its flaws and its righteous tone (thanks to Pilger's pervasive narration and on-camera presence), the film tackles the Achilles Heel of American politics: its historically abysmal foreign policy failures
July 9, 2007
John Pilger's angry story of how a rapacious US covertly brutalised its Latin American neighbours should be a compelling documentary. And so it often is, despite being marred by a dewy-eyed interview with President Hugo Chvez of Venezuela.
June 15, 2007
In short, Grow Your Own isn't quite as funny, as clever or as moving as it should have been but it remains watchable thanks to its likeable characters and performances.
June 15, 2007
But it is all very watchable, even though we have been through most of it before
June 15, 2007
Pilger's not exactly unbiased, while belligerent talking-head interviews sometimes feel like Jeremy Paxman with 'roid rage. Yet, faced with the contempt of American policymakers, it's hard not to sympathise with his viewpoint.
June 15, 2007
GEORGE BUSH loves to lecture us about how his war on terror is all about preserving freedom and spreading democracy. What he doesn't tell us is how for the past 50 years, the US has covertly tried to crush both in a bid to control South America
June 15, 2007
A forceful if occasionally partisan documentary. Pilger's interviews are deeply revealing and his sly intelligence punctures many myths about America's support of democracy.
June 15, 2007
A dynamic and emotionally effective diatribe against global capitalism's role in undermining popular second or third-world democracies
June 15, 2007
Tailored towards the small-screen.
June 15, 2007
A brilliantly-researched and sometimes shocking insight into the democratic position of those countries whose dealings with America are more along the lines of slave than political poodle.