The Revisionaries
The Revisionaries (2012)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 26, 2012
DVD Release Date: April 30, 2013
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Daniel M. Gold
New York Times

Really a well-made dispatch from a long war.

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Andrew O'Hehir

An alarming, hilarious documentary ...

Leland Montgomery
Paste Magazine

Scott Thurman's new film The Revisionaries is a postcard from the frontline of America's culture wars.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Thurman presents a largely even-handed recounting, wisely letting folks - and events - speak for themselves.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out

Such a feature-length bludgeoning, even in the service of basic social and scientific literacy, is truly discomfiting.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

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.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

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.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning 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.

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Jesse Ortega
I don't think this is going to be so much a review as much as it is a rant on the manipulation of the Texas Board of Education to make textbooks feel more… More
Alec Barniskis
One of the few time when a one-sided perspective was warranted. The constant need we have as a society to always be arguing between ignorance and basic facts is… More