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Based on 11 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Unfortunately, while the film has some fascinating and compelling arguments, it quickly assumes the tone of an angry diatribe rather than a well-reasoned political discussion. show more

  • 75
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Law-abiding Americans who hand off a solid chunk of their salaries to the IRS might be interested in what filmmaker Aaron Russo has to say on the subject of income tax. show more

  • 38
    Chicago Tribune

    Aaron Russo's America: Freedom to Fascism can't even think straight, it's so mad. show more

  • 40
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    It’s good to see that passionate cinematic rabble-rousing does not rest solely in the hands of the left. show more

  • 75
    Marc Mohan Portland Oregonian

    Mostly it's about taxes -- namely, the argument that the Federal Income Tax, enacted in 1913, is unconstitutional and has been ruled as such by the Supreme Court, and that no law exists today requiring Americans to pay it. show more

  • 70
    Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader

    Provocative but also infuriating, this alarmist documentary argues that the levying of a federal income tax in 1913 was unconstitutional and set America on the road to fascism. show more

  • 50

    The strong case built in pic's first half is weakened by the vaguely argued contention in the second that the land of the free is becoming anything but. Attack focuses on the Federal Reserve, the Patriot Act, the abolition of the gold standard, and not-yet-ratified plans to introduce identity chips on currency and in citizens in the future. show more

  • 40
    Village Voice

    From the tax debate, the documentary suddenly gets scattershot, going after the Patriot Act, laws against vitamin sales, election fraud, and Hurricane Katrina response (apparently a plot to grab people's guns), building to the standard New World Order line, which discredits any valid points Russo may have. show more

  • 40
    Los Angeles Times

    The film raises more questions than it could possibly hope to answer fully, devolving from an intriguing look at an enticingly obscure issue into a more broadly based mess. show more

  • 30
    The New York Times

    The mess we're in never looked so messy. show more

  • July 15, 2008 cheyenne9686
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    This movie was great. I think it touches on issues that we will not hear from the media. I believed if more people watched this movie, it would began a revolution.

  • June 20, 2008 Eppsdaniel
    Report This User

    I think the movie is an eye opener.

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