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ACORN and the Firestorm

HD   NR Closed Captioning

Reuben Atlas & Sam Pollard

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About the Movie

If you were impoverished and politically voiceless, ACORN hoped to change your mind. For 40 years, the community-organizing group sought to empower marginalized communities. Its critics, though, believed ACORN exemplified everything wrong with liberal ideals. Fueled by a YouTube video made by two young conservatives who posed as pimp and prostitute in a sting, ACORN’s very existence would be challenged. ACORN and the Firestorm goes beyond the 24-hour news cycle and cuts to the heart of the great political divide.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 7
  • Fresh: 5
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 5.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The movie, directed by Reuben Atlas and Sam Pollard, makes the point that before any of the negative publicity, Acorn was an important voice for lower-income Americans. – Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times, Apr 5, 2018

Fresh: A useful bit of history that arrives an election or two too late. – John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter, Apr 5, 2018

Rotten: Fitfully illuminating, haphazardly structured, and terribly titled... – Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice, Apr 3, 2018

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2005

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