The Revisionaries
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The Revisionaries showcases how public education has become the latest battleground in a new wave of cultural, religious and ideological clashes, with local Texas education board members advancing agendas of Creationism and other religious issues in public schools. This documentary highlights how their tactics have had the effect of rewriting key tenets of U.S. democracy and are affecting educational policies at the national level - for generations to come. -- (C) Kino Lorber

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Really a well-made dispatch from a long war."
‑ Daniel M. Gold, New York Times
"An alarming, hilarious documentary ..."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir,
"Scott Thurman's new film The Revisionaries is a postcard from the frontline of America's culture wars."
‑ Leland Montgomery, Paste Magazine
"At once an unsettling documentary and an enlightening one."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Thurman presents a largely even-handed recounting, wisely letting folks - and events - speak for themselves."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"Such a feature-length bludgeoning, even in the service of basic social and scientific literacy, is truly discomfiting."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
"Due to redistricting, every position on the Texas State Board of Education is up for election on the November 2012 ballot. See The Revisionaries and become better informed about the subject, and then remember to cast your vote."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"This frontline skirmish in the culture wars [over school textbooks] is the subject of Scott Thurman's engrossing documentary ... It's a symbolic fight of our times, making [the film] a compelling and involving work."
‑ Cary Darling, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
"Of all the scary movies you may see this month, none will be more chilling than Scott Thurman's documentary about the Texas State Board of Education."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Offers a balanced view of the fight over science and U.S. history standards for Texas schools, but lacks the punch it might have achieved with a stronger point of view."
‑ Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News
"Scott Thurman captures not only the fear and anti-intellectual resentment and insecurity that govern the dictations of the far right, but also the rampant unchecked egotism."
‑ Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine
"This doc's look at the avid Texas State Board of Education (led by a smalltown dentist), invested in rewriting school textbooks in order to push ultra-right wing agendas, is a disturbing must-see."
‑ Kimberly Gadette, Doddle
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