2016: Obama's America
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2016 Obama's America takes audiences on a gripping visual journey into the heart of the world's most powerful office to reveal the struggle of whether one man's past will redefine America over the next four years. The film examines the question, "If Obama wins a second term, where will we be in 2016?" Across the globe and in America, people in 2008 hungered for a leader who would unite and lift us from economic turmoil and war. True to America's ideals, they invested their hope in a new kind of president, Barack Obama. What they didn't know is that Obama is a man… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 26%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film is a sleepy dud, a polemic that, like D'Souza himself, is at once both outrageous and deeply boring."
‑ Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
"Viewers may do some headscratching. This can be a very strange movie."
‑ Mark Feeney, Boston Globe
"2016: Obama's America comes to seem like clownish alarmist speculation taking place in an echo chamber of talking heads."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"As questionable as right wing D'Souza's lack of unbiased assertions, is the seeming lack of anyone out there who can rise above being either a red state or blue state movie critic, when it comes to political documentaries in such a divided nation."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"[This] unsubstantiated mess isn't much of a movie or a documentary."
‑ Brett Michel, Boston Phoenix
"The movie seems destined to irritate the president's supporters while mobilizing his detractors, even as it is doomed to win precious few converts. It's a textbook example of preaching to the choir."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Every anti-Obama argument D'Souza makes from the right could be made, more forcefully, from the left."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"D'Souza never actually shows...Obama's own words or deeds. Instead, he engages in guilt by association."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"The film flutters to the ground like so much GOP convention confetti, all assertions, few facts and little substance other than the conspiratorial right wing talking points that are D'Souza's bread and butter."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"The evidence is highly selective and varies widely in effectiveness, but D'Souza mounts his argument with a kind of calm intensity that gives it some credence-for a while, at least."
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"No one doubts that the country faces major challenges in the next four years, but there is one safe bet: The future is unlikely to be affected by this simplistic documentary."
‑ Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter
"D'Souza's demented anti-Obama crusade feels personal more than political."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
"So Obama is bringing socialism to America by 2016? That would explain why Bain Capital is making bigger donations to him than to its founder Mitt Romney."
‑ Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"Anti-Obama documentary trades objectivity for persuasion."
‑ Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media
"As a pressing piece of propaganda, the film could use a louder voice and edgier tone."
‑ Christopher Campbell, Movieline
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