Heist: Who Stole The American Dream
Heist: Who Stole The American Dream (2012)

A new, groundbreaking feature documentary about the roots of the American economic crisis, and the continuing assault on working and middle class people in the United States. Heist boldly reveals the crumbling structure of the U.S. economy… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 2, 2012
DVD Release Date: March 7, 2013
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mindy Farabee
Los Angeles Times

Ultimately reframing the advancement of free market ideology of the last four decades as class warfare against the have-nots, the documentary manages to widen its scope without losing its narrative thread.

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Nick Schager
Village Voice

Like its title, Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? purports to ask a question but is only interested in forwarding its predictable agitprop answer.

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Kam Williams

A persuasive case for the swift reinstatement of watchdog laws to prevent bailed-out Wall Street from turning the America Dream into a neverending nightmare for folks on Main Street.

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Dennis Harvey

Though myriad aspects of its story have already been probed in greater depth elsewhere, Frances Causey and Donald Goldmacher's Heist is well timed as a one-stop summary of reasons for ordinary Americans to be furious at our financial systems.

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Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

Heist is a cinematic gut punch, to be sure, but not one entirely devoid of hope.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

[It] has the virtue of taking the long view of a crisis that recent films like "Inside Job" and "Too Big to Fail" have only sketchily explored. It makes a strong case that government regulation of business is essential for democracy to flourish.

Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

The film provides a crisp, succinct answer to a question that nags most Americans: What the hell happened?

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Byron Brubaker
I saw this at the Cleveland International Film Fest 2012. There are interesting graphics and historical clips, photos and documents to clearly show the economic… More