People V. The State of Illusion
People V. The State of Illusion (2012)

Good documentaries are based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. Great documentaries take you further. This movie questions what is reality and reveals how our perceptions can actually create reality. If you… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 16, 2012
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

More infomercial than movie, "People V. the State of Illusion" calls itself a documentary but is really a 90-minute PowerPoint presentation by motivational speaker Austin Vickers.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

None of the prison scenes ring true (though Tuttle is a somewhat intriguing actor), and they distract from the discussion brought up in the rest of the film.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

There is an intriguing message behind this film; too bad it is presented so awkwardly.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

What are they trying to sell me here?

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

If you can overlook its shortcomings and focus on the information it provides, you may find it enlightening.

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Brent Simon

A deadly dull treatise on stress and other modern psychological hindrances to health and happiness that comes across as a Scientology recruitment video awkwardly cross-pollinated with a late-night infomercial.

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