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Patrick Creadon

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Plot Summary

I.O.U.S.A. boldly examines the rapidly growing national debt and its consequences for the United States. Burdened with an ever-expanding government, increased international competition, overextended entitlement programs, and debts to foreign countries that are becoming impossible to honor, America must mend its spendthrift ways or face an economic disaster of epic proportions.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 64
  • Fresh: 56
  • Rotten: 8
  • Average Rating: 7.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A sharp, absorbing portrait of our national debt crisis. – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Packed with facts, figures and the testimony of policy experts, the film is no wallow in wonkiness, but a surprisingly sprightly tough-love lesson in fiscal responsibility. – Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Any documentary about the alarming level of our national debt faces a major hurdle -- making the dismal subject at least somewhat palatable. I.O.U.S.A. does about as good a job as any film could be expected to, thanks to the direction of Patrick Creadon. – Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle, Oct 18, 2008

Fresh: Here's the bottom line, kids. The United States is probably going to go broke during your lifetimes. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Universal heathcare?

How would Universal Heathcare make the United States debt less? If anything it will make it even more.

A must see...FOR EVERYONE!

This documentary should be viewed and comprehended by everyone residing in this republic. Whether you're a blue collared boilermaker or a top notch congressmen in our government. Too few know about this problem, and too many choose not to spread the word but simply to ignore it. Wake up United States.

U.S.S.R. all over again ?

The U.S.S.R. collapsed from within due to social and political pressures, created by a flawed and failed economy. It just didn't work. The U.S.A. Debt Bubble grows larger and larger and larger - what happens when the bubble POPS! ? This file point out the basic truth - some day the balance comes Due - for the whole nation of the USA.

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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2009

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