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

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 1, 2008
DVD Release Date: January 20, 2009
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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Tightly constructed and fiercely one-sided.

Jennifer Merin

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

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

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

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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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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Akiva Gottlieb
Slant Magazine

The End of America gives author and public intellectual Naomi Wolf an Inconvenient Truth-style platform to remind Americans about the Bush administration's assault on our civil liberties.

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