Chavez: Inside the Coup
Chavez: Inside the Coup (2003)

While Irish filmmakers Kim Bartley and Donnacha O'Briain were in Venezuela to make a documentary about the charismatic, democratically elected president, Hugo Chavez, they ended up witnessing the failed coup that took place in April… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2003
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised is as persuasive and engrossing as it is unapologetically biased.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Compelling and immediate.

Mary Brennan
Seattle Times

A gripping, nearly perfect documentary, chronicling a heart-stopping rise, fall and triumphant reversal in the space of its 74-minute running time.

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Jay Antani
Los Angeles Alternative

Revolution... is not just a portrait of a fascinating, paradoxical leader but of a vibrant people and culture long-hidden by our own media.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A rough-edged work of journalism that is as gripping as a thriller.

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Howard Shapiro
Philadelphia Inquirer

Everything's real -- the shouting, the dissonance, the worry.

Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

A thrilling, expertly assembled argument against regime change.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Fascinating, informative and chilling.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Stands as our best chance to understand what happened in Caracas, even if the filmmakers' pro-Chavez stance should send you to alternate sources for the larger picture.

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Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian

The big story here is neither the coup, nor the countercoup, but the spread of constitutional values to the people of Venezuela.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
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Amazing Documentary about the Coup to overthrow Hugh Chavez
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Rarely has the usage of the phrase "at the right place, at the right time" been more apt. Makes for a fantastic double-feature with "Puente… More