This Divided State
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If you think that the American population rests in harmony, united in a common perception of democracy, you couldn't be more wrong! When the controversial film maker, Michael Moore, was invited to speak at a university in Utah - the heart of "The Bible Belt" - it lead to both violent protests, attempted bribery, hateful arguments and even death threats.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a discomfiting film, bringing up all the ugly emotion of last year's electoral shouting match, concentrated in one town in one state and in one short 88-minute film."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"No matter where you stand, This Divided State has a patriotic, galvanizing effect."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"The approach to recording the story is everything its subjects aren't."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"If there's a weakness here, it's that there's no challenge whatsoever in making a closed-minded right-wing nutcase look crazy"
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Greenstreet's film works as yet another painful reminder of the death of political discourse."
‑ David Cornelius,
"As boisterous as it is sobering."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"The 25-year-old filmmaker takes no sides himself. Wisely, he allows folks of all opinions to put their feet in their mouths all by themselves."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Vivid, dramatic stuff."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"An interesting and anger inducing documentary."
‑ Don R. Lewis, Film Threat
"Compelling, intriguing, utterly absorbing."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"It lacks the substance to sustain its feature-length running time."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"[It] plays like the ultimate anti-travelogue."
‑ Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"The intensity of the opposition and the deep fissures it revealed in the fabric of American civil discourse are still astonishing."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"The problem is that Greenstreet apparently had no idea what kind of movie he wanted to make."
‑ Steve Schneider, Orlando Weekly
"A hard-hitting documentary about the heated nature of the cultural wars in America and the hallowedness of free speech."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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