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Based on 18 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    Does about as good a job as any film could be expected to. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    There's no quick fix for a culture "addicted to debt," as one wag puts it in the film. But watching I.O.U.S.A. is a good place to start. show more

  • 80
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    This smartly assembled wake-up call concerning the nation's lousy spending habits proves to be as unexpectedly spirited as it is dispiriting. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It accomplishes an amazing thing. It explains the national debt, the foreign trade deficit, the decrease in personal savings, how the prime interest rate works, and the weakness of our leaders. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    Packed with facts, figures and the testimony of policy experts, the film is no wallow in wonkiness, though, but a surprisingly sprightly tough-love lesson in fiscal responsibility. show more

  • 75
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    George W. Bush is hammered for doubling the debt load with his high-spending, low-taxing ways. show more

  • 75
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    Although the movie is unabashedly alarming, it's also intelligent fun. show more

  • 100
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    If they handed out an Academy Award for Most Gripping Graphs and Charts, this film would take it. show more

  • 83
    Marc Mohan Portland Oregonian

    An informative and frightening documentary. show more

  • 58
    Bill White Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Perhaps, like Al Gore's lecture on global warming, the force of its argument will stir some of those who see it to further research the subject. show more

  • August 25, 2008 rba2486
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    what are you talking about, you are agreeing with what they are saying throughout the movieall of what you say is correlating to this movie and is what should be done with the country

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