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The film lacks visual ingenuity, but the point isn't to show us something new - it's to tell us something we might not have heard. And what Chomsky says is as unsettling as it is persuasive.
As one expects, Chomsky again proves to know more about his targets than they seem to know about themselves, calling on bits of history that damn not only the business-boosting right wing, but those on the supposed left side of American politics.
A very useful addition to public discourse at any time. But it's particularly so during this election year ...
The film isn't necessarily pegged to the upcoming election per se, but the logic presented within helps make sense of current affairs.
This feature by Peter Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, and Jared P. Scott presents a cogent and incisive lesson in how the superwealthy control the federal government.
Few will agree with every word spoken, but Chomsky's vision of history is worth encountering and considering.
The directors bring to filmic life Chomsky's calm, composed talking-points--his measured, reasonable long-view of history and polic--with inventive framing of archival footage and coolly sharp images. A potent Panama Papers-era dissection of power.
It's a swirling, upsetting picture that gets bigger and scarier the more he talks.
[E]ye-opening, consciousness-expanding, and - ho boy yes indeedy - angry-making stuff.
If you're looking for intellectual entertainment combined with political outrage, Requiem for the American Dream fulfills the contract.
Requiem for the American Dream is valuable as a document of Chomsky while we still have him, but the people he's inspired may be his true legacy.
Noam Chomsky's theories of inequality are important but dry.