Protocols of Zion
Protocols of Zion (2005)

Near the dawn of the 20th century, underlings of Czar Nicholas II created a book called The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, which purported to be the outline of a master plan created by powerful Jews determined to rule the world. First… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 11, 2006
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Levin takes viewers on a personal journey, laying bare the ugly and varied faces of anti-Semitism.

Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

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.

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Peter Debruge
Miami Herald

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.

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Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine

A picture which makes a great case against intolerance simply by shedding a bright light on ignorance.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

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.

Tom Long
Detroit 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.

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Dan Lybarger

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

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

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.

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Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune

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.

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William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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.

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