Protocols of Zion
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This film explores the growth of anti-Semitism since 9/11 and challenges those who believe the Jews were responsible for the attack on the World Trade Center.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The only civilized response to this display of abject ignorance, hatred and bigotry is one of anguished despair, but Levin's film enlightens as much as it enrages."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"Levin's film is most effective as it objectively documents the history of international anti-Semitism, but loses ground whenever it reverts back to anecdotal coverage of the subject."
‑ Peter Debruge, Miami Herald
"A picture which makes a great case against intolerance simply by shedding a bright light on ignorance."
‑ Kam Williams, Upstage Magazine
"Traces the oldest prejudice in the world, the hatred of the Jews, and how it rears its ugly head in contemporary times."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A personal odyssey through bigotry and anti-Semitism in the post-9/11 world."
‑ Jack Garner, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
"It's probably useful for the world to know the extreme lengths to which bigotry is willing to travel; Protocols may not be the best-made documentary, but it definitely fills in those blanks."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"Rambling and disjointed, Protocols of Zion starts out pretty interesting and then begins skidding all over the place, losing focus just as it should be building momentum."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"No matter how well Levin had made this film, there will still be those who will accept the Protocols and other bogus documents as fact. Still, it's reassuring to know that somebody has the courage to challenge the lies and to examine why they've been so s"
‑ Dan Lybarger,
"Illuminates manifestations of anti-Semitism without ever really elucidating or posing solutions to the problem."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"A film that's much more entertaining than you think it will be, while also being just as depressing and angering as you think it will be."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Protocols ultimately lacks the focus and the scope to have much effect beyond causing us to shake our heads in dismay at the usual suspects: ignorance and those who would exploit it."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"Purporting to look at the roots of modern-day anti-Semitism, Levin only has eyes for a well-worn checklist of Jew-haters and oppressors, his shoddy search for answers turning up not a single one."
‑ Allison Benedikt, Chicago Tribune
"Jewish filmmaker Marc Levin (Slam) embarks on a personal odyssey to explore the roots of the fraud, its impact on Jewish history of the 20th century and its acceptance among the Jew-haters of our troubled time."
‑ William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"The central message is that people who want to hate will embrace anything that supports their beliefs."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
"It is an important film, especially given the racial and ethnic strife that's only worsened around the world as a result of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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