9500 Liberty
9500 Liberty (2010)

Prince William County, Virginia becomes ground zero in America's explosive battle over immigration policy when elected officials adopt a law requiring police officers to question anyone they have "probable cause" to suspect is… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 28, 2011
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ty Burr
Boston Globe

9500 Liberty is not just about the clash of immigrant Hispanics and white nativists, but about what happens when a community's civic machinery is hijacked by ideologues and extremists -- and what exactly it takes for the silent center to push back.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The movie is such a polemic in favor of open immigration and such an attempt to demonize (through strategic cutting) the anti-immigration forces that it plays more like a propaganda piece.

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Chris Faraone
Boston Phoenix

Notwithstanding that it's an anti-hate advocacy piece, this YouTube-spawned documentary gives plenty of voice to the depraved foot soldiers and their opportunistic enablers. It just so happens that they look like race-baiting rednecks ...

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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News

A compelling glimpse of a community and, by extension, a country, in the throes of change.

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Desson Thomson
TheWrap

Most of us are good people when we're sitting around the dinner table. What happens to us as soon as we step up to the public podium?

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

This homespun documentary offers an insightful look into one of the earliest eruptions of local acrimony over the issue of illegal immigration.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Park and Byler began as objective documentarians who found this story being pressed upon them. They become advocates and are clear about that.

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Dennis Harvey
Variety

This engrossing documentary traces ugly repercussions in northern Virginia when a resolution is passed requiring cops to question anyone they have "probable cause" to suspect of being an illegal alien, a la Arizona's subsequent hot-button law.

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Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The movie allows all sides in the issues debated to state their cases, using their own words. If anyone is seen in a negative light, it's only because their words and actions condemn them.

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