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Chris Smith

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About the Movie

From the acclaimed director of American Movie, this portrait of radical thinker Michael Ruppert explores his apocalyptic vision of the future, spanning the crises in economics, energy, environment and more.


Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 41
  • Fresh: 34
  • Rotten: 7
  • Average Rating: 6.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Not just sobering; it's a full-on assault. – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: It's not a pretty picture, but it is not a naive one either. The grippingly articulate Ruppert is like Noam Chomsky as a wry pundit of doom. – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, Nov 6, 2009

Fresh: Collapse" is a grueling peek at a doomsday prophet's rigorous mind but in a sly way also a compassionate look at the strain Ruppert endures from knowing he has only ever been right. – Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: It would have been helpful had Smith put his words into some sort of context, allowing others to assess his theories. Instead there's simply Ruppert, talking, raging and warning, as if his very life depended on it. – Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews


Pray to God that he is wrong about the predictions he makes...although for some of them it's too late - they have happened and are happening as we speak.

My first reaction was this guy is going to be a crock pot but as you see throughout the movie - this is no dog and pony show. Evidence is layed out for you in a clear way - no man on the grassy knoll here.

See for yourself! Great Film!

What the?

Great film, but where are the answers to the collapse??? Check out the film Zeitgeist Addendum, it has some logical responses to peak oil and the banking cartel.

Only the details remain in question...

I have extensive formal training and experience that inform my opinion of this offering. This individual is speaking the truth. I don't know his full story or the background of the project but I can tell you as a scholar, a citizen and as a human living on this planet that the message is genuine. Listen to the message of the film and to the one inside you that says something is very, very wrong. God help us all.

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