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You've Been Trumped Reviews

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
July 14, 2016
Earnest if rough-around-the-edges ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
June 17, 2013
Anthony Baxter gives us a vivid documentary called You've Been Trumped that treats [Donald Trump] as a smooth, credible, inevitable historical force.
Liam Maguren
Flicks.co.nz
December 2, 2012
Going into this film guarantees one thing: you will be provoked.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
October 18, 2012
If you still have any questions about the personal character of Donald Trump, check out this muckraking British documentary.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 18, 2012
I imagine Trump's idea of beauty is the antiseptic tackiness of the tinfoil towers he erects around the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sarah Boslaugh
PopMatters
October 5, 2012
You've Been Trumped follows the progress of Trump's monstrosity ... and it's a horror show to top anything you've ever seen in a Saturday night creature feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
August 16, 2012
"You've Been Trumped" is a potent study of the intimidating power of money not in theory but on the ground, an examination of how a wealthy man with a boundless sense of entitlement can strong-arm all opposition without really breaking a sweat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
August 3, 2012
Underdogs stand their ground in Anthony Baxter's modest but revealing doc.
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August 3, 2012
As Baxter demonstrates with agonizing, unflinching clarity, the result was a community and a land that were literally rolled over in the name corporate greed - and with the apparent blessing of the local authorities.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
August 3, 2012
Baxter is a little too staid, too polite to get outrageous - and that keeps the film from outraging us the way it should.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
August 3, 2012
The star is still Trump. Why this gigantic turd with legs remains the object of fascination to so many speaks unfortunate volumes about the plummeting IQ of the mass audience.
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August 2, 2012
Baxter may not be the most accomplished filmmaker, but he's on the side of the angels here and his determination to give the locals a voice denied them by major media coverage lends his film momentum and heart.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
August 2, 2012
First-time director Anthony Baxter jettisons all pretense of impartiality, without adding any of the intelligent outrage of his evident influence, Michael Moore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Noel Murray
AV Club
August 2, 2012
A fine, powerful piece of documentary filmmaking, using old-fashioned vérité techniques -- and more than a little audience manipulation -- to show how political influence and media savvy help the wealthy exert their will.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
August 1, 2012
Mr. Trump comes across as an insensitive, lying bully who will do whatever it takes to realize his dream of creating what he promises will be the world's greatest golf resort.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
July 31, 2012
Secure in its righteous rage, You've Been Trumped never stops for a second to seriously explore the economic points of view, even ones that might benefit the community.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Chris Packham
Village Voice
July 31, 2012
Donald Trump is the face of America here, representing all of us and demonstrating our values abroad. Hopefully this sharp rendering, or something very much like it, is the legacy for which he and his family will be remembered.
Calum Marsh
Slant Magazine
July 29, 2012
Though Anthony Baxter seems driven by empathy rather than greed, his film is ultimately as reductive and misleading as the expensive Trump PR campaigns he righteously rails against.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
July 25, 2012
Supremely entertaining documentary about the salt of the earth versus Satan.
Jason Solomons
Observer (UK)
July 8, 2012
It could also be a terrific feature, a John Sayles movie maybe, although it's possible no one would believe a character as odious as the villain of this piece.
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