Heist: Who Stole The American Dream
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Heist: Who Stole The American Dream
A new, groundbreaking feature documentary about the roots of the American economic crisis, and the continuing assault on working and middle class people in the United States. Heist boldly reveals the crumbling structure of the U.S. economy - the result of four decades of deregulation, massive job outsourcing, and tax policies favoring mega-corporations and wealthy elites. -- (C) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

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"Ultimately reframing the advancement of free market ideology of the last four decades as class warfare against the have-nots, the documentary manages to widen its scope without losing its narrative thread."
‑ Mindy Farabee, Los Angeles Times
"Like its title, Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? purports to ask a question but is only interested in forwarding its predictable agitprop answer."
‑ Nick Schager, Village Voice
"A persuasive case for the swift reinstatement of watchdog laws to prevent bailed-out Wall Street from turning the America Dream into a neverending nightmare for folks on Main Street."
‑ Kam Williams, AALBC.com
"Though myriad aspects of its story have already been probed in greater depth elsewhere, Frances Causey and Donald Goldmacher's Heist is well timed as a one-stop summary of reasons for ordinary Americans to be furious at our financial systems."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"Heist is a cinematic gut punch, to be sure, but not one entirely devoid of hope."
‑ Brent Simon, Shared Darkness
"[It] has the virtue of taking the long view of a crisis that recent films like "Inside Job" and "Too Big to Fail" have only sketchily explored. It makes a strong case that government regulation of business is essential for democracy to flourish."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"The film provides a crisp, succinct answer to a question that nags most Americans: What the hell happened?"
‑ Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine
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