The End of America
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The filmmakers who rattled viewers with The Devil Came on Horseback and The Trials of Daniel Hunt return to explore outspoken author Naomi Wolf's controversial claim that America has begun a frightening descent into dictatorship with this documentary that takes its title from the incendiary novel of the same name. Is American democracy, as we know it under attack? By examining the chilling parallels between the current state of our nation and the ascent of dictators and fascism in other once-free societies, Wolf urges viewers to open their eyes to the horrors that could lie ahead. From the… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

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"Wolf's dire message has lost some of its urgency, but is still worth paying attention to, if only as a study of how aggressive regimes market their language in palatable ways."
‑ Drew Toal, Time Out New York
"Its very easy to cherry-pick examples and fit them into a previously existing model."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"Attempting to transform this kind of polemic into an engaging piece of cinema might seem the height of folly. However, filmmakers Anne Sundberg and Ricki Stern are more than up to the task."
‑ Jason Ferguson, Orlando Weekly
"The End of America gives author and public intellectual Naomi Wolf an Inconvenient Truth-style platform to remind Americans about the Bush administration's assault on our civil liberties."
‑ Akiva Gottlieb, Slant Magazine
"Tightly constructed and fiercely one-sided."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"This gripping documentary details the ten step blueprint Hitler and other dictators used to subvert democratic process and personal freedoms. Then it compares historical events with what's happening in America today. Scary stuff."
‑ Jennifer Merin,
"More often than not, though, Wolf makes her points simply and believably"
‑ Chris Barsanti,
"Despite the totalitarian drumbeating and the Constitution love, the movie feels strangely ahistorical and lacks real systemic analysis."
‑ Nicolas Rapold, Village Voice
"It's actually an intriguingly level-headed approach to a hugely emotive issue."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"A worthwhile film to the extent that it can serve a permanent watchdog function as a reminder of the possible erosion of Constitutional rights and of the citizenry's need to remain vigilant about the tendency of power to corrupt, and of absolute power to"
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
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