The End of America
The End of America (2008)

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… More

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Release Date: January 20, 2009
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Drew Toal
Time Out New York

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.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Its very easy to cherry-pick examples and fit them into a previously existing model.

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Jason Ferguson
Orlando Weekly

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.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Tightly constructed and fiercely one-sided.

Jennifer Merin
About.com

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.

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Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com

More often than not, though, Wolf makes her points simply and believably

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Nicolas Rapold
Village Voice

Despite the totalitarian drumbeating and the Constitution love, the movie feels strangely ahistorical and lacks real systemic analysis.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

It's actually an intriguingly level-headed approach to a hugely emotive issue.

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Kam Williams
NewsBlaze

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

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