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March 17, 2009
The lack of research is painfully apparent throughout, as Tec's failure to articulate issues from voting fraud to the Patriot Act ultimately reduces any potentially valid social criticism to mere conspiracy theory.
March 21, 2009
Occasionally compelling and provocative, but mostly underwhelming and lacking intrigue. At least it's a much more truthful depiction of America post-9/11 than the propaganda film Proud American, produced by American Airlines and Coca-Cola.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
March 19, 2009
This collage ... all too frequently succumbs to moralistic clichés, and never coheres into a rousing, affecting whole.
March 20, 2009
With a few notable exceptions, pic relies on O. Henry-esque twists, simplistic surprise endings and "aha!" epiphanies to gets its points across.
March 20, 2009
Despite [director] Tec's worthy intentions, the movie is a mixed bag that seems outdated in its failure to take on the most distressing legacy of the Bush years: the global economic collapse.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 20, 2009
You keep hoping the late Robert Altman would reappear and take over this haphazard, dying-to-be-meaningful omnibus account of America today.
March 15, 2009
The impression is of watching an actor's workshop, transplanted to location and filmed by an amateur crew.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 18, 2009
All of Roland Tec's miniportraits highlight the snake oil hucksterism and manufactured fear that still beset America.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
March 29, 2009
Cinema Verite' is alive and well as Roland Tec look at what the last seven years of the Bush administration hath wrought. Study, but do not repeat.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
March 20, 2009
The performances are across-the-board solid (most of the cast is theater-based).
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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