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You've Been Trumped Reviews

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
October 31, 2016
Meet the people with the temerity live on land Trump wanted before he got there. Trump's behavior in Aberdeenshire, as documented by Baxter, is a microcosm of Trump's awfulness overall.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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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.
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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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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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.
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.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
July 7, 2012
Gives a vital airing to a virtually unheard side of a truly sickening story, but it's also thoroughly depressing to watch and you can't help wishing Baxter had tried harder to confront the people responsible.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
July 6, 2012
The movie is clearly reasoned and elegantly constructed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Catherine Shoard
Guardian
July 5, 2012
It treads lightly on the earth: an example, as well as an education.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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