America: Freedom to Fascism
America: Freedom to Fascism (2006)

Former rock & roll promoter and manager-turned-political activist Aaron Russo sets out to discover the truth behind the Internal Revenue Service in an eye-opening documentary filmed to find out if there is any existing law that requires… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 12, 2006
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This documentary about the American income tax and whether citizens must pay it is more of a scattershot diatribe than a persuasive argument.

Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic

Russo's brand of libertarianism is at best naive and at worst tin-foil-hat crazy.

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Nathan Lee
New York Times

The mess we're in never looked so messy.

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Cole Smithey

"America: Freedom To Fascism" captures America's current gloom and doom zeitgeist with plenty of controversial ideas to send any dinner party into a shouting match.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

Essentially the filmmaking equivalent of an enraged blog on the Web -- pointed and provocative, but not exactly a comprehensive source for the issues it addresses.

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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

As if anticipating bad reviews, Russo ends his scattershot assault with a preemptive strike against the media: 'It's just the Federal Reserve System trying to save itself.' If you buy that line, then I'm the great-grandson of a 1913 conspirator.

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Kam Williams
One People's Project

A thought-provoking clarion call which concludes that America, instead of being by the people and for the people is, in truth, an oppressive, exploitative Big Brother where government and corporations reign supreme.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

While the film -- which Russo produced, directed, edited and wrote -- has some fascinating and compelling arguments, it quickly assumes the tone of an angry diatribe rather than a well-reasoned political discussion.

Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Aaron Russo's America: Freedom to Fascism can't even think straight, it's so mad.

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Christopher Null

repetitive and completely self-serving, with Russo making a serious of specious arguments that are largely laughed at by his serious subjects

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This documentary is director Aaron Russo's last attempt to reveal the American government's tyranny on its citizens before he succumbed to cancer in… More