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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The fortunate thing about for Inequality for All is that, for all its good information and useful insight, it also has an appealing person at its center: Robert Reich, the economics expert and Berkeley professor who was also the labor secretary under Bill Clinton. show more

  • 75
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    While not as revelatory as Al Gore's 2006 Oscar-winning documentary, Inequality makes a resounding case that the middle class is facing its own planetary crisis: becoming an endangered species. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Jacob Kornbluth's lively documentary is both a polemic and a teaching tool. show more

  • 80
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    The wonkiness is at a minimum and Reich delivers it with tales from his own life, since he’s the son of a dress store owner and a mom who helped in the shop. Essential viewing, no matter how you cut it. show more

  • 70
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    Policy wonk Robert Reich’s analysis of today’s parallels to the Great Depression is both statistics-driven and impassioned. show more

  • 50
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    Reich has a good sense of humor, as is virtually required of an adult who's less than 5 feet tall — he has Fairbanks disease, the same condition that accounts for Danny DeVito's stature — so he's pretty much guaranteed a laugh when he hops to his feet and asks if he looks like an advocate of "big government." show more

  • 88
    Bruce Ingram Chicago Sun-Times

    Reich is a more lively speaker than Al Gore, however, frequently working jokes about his sub-five-foot height (his growth having been disrupted by a genetic disorder) into his presentation, and many of the film’s statistical interludes have been entertainingly animated as insurance against eyeball-glazing. show more

  • 88
    Susan Wloszczyna RogerEbert.com

    Wisely, Kornbluth strives to put a human face on the situation, focusing on several families who represent hard-working citizens who are barely making ends meet with their shrinking paychecks—let alone building up any savings. show more

  • 63
    Peter Keough Boston Globe

    Another problem with “Inequality” is that it offers nothing new or surprising. show more

  • 63
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The film doesn’t feel like homework. Still, while its description of the problem is convincing, you wish it could offer more of a prescription. show more

  • October 27, 2013 wr00000000169323
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    Now I saw it, fantastic and true. This powerful movie answered a lot of my questions about why our economy is going nowhere. if you consider yourself "middle class", you should see it.

  • October 22, 2013 jkejulian
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    Even in the movie a number of the wealthiest people interviewed recognize the problem that we need a stronger thriving Middle Class who used to have more income for purchasing so demand will increase so that this country can continue to survive.

  • October 20, 2013 macinmaine1
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    Everyone should see it. Why are we so unaware of this?

  • October 18, 2013 map1246
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    The data are inaccurate. \"Wealth\" is defined selectively, and does not include such items as claims on defined pension funds held by the bottom half. This movie is leftist claptrap.

  • October 14, 2013 mphammond1
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    Excellent and informative documentary, the stats are shocking on how concentrated the wealth in America rreally is, I would not have estimated the concentration of wealth held by the wealthiest 400 Americans to equal half the population of the US. We need Reagan to tell us about the BUS driver.

  • September 17, 2013 dm82444
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    Desperately Needed

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