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About the Movie
The Young Turks, one of the most popular online news shows in the world, has amassed a YouTube network of over 2.4 million subscribers and 2 billion views. But that wasn’t always the case. MAD AS HELL documents the tumultuous, at times hilarious and altogether astonishing trajectory of Cenk Uygur, The Young Turks’ main host and founder, as he traverses from unknown Public Access TV host to internet sensation by way of YouTube. When he ventures into national television by landing the 6 PM time slot on MSNBC, Cenk’s uncensored brand of journalism is compromised as he becomes a thorn in the side of traditional news media; his unwavering dedication to speaking the truth puts him at the very nexus of the battle between new and old media, and makes MAD AS HELL not only entertaining, but incredibly timely as well.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 10
- Fresh: 3
- Rotten: 7
- Average Rating: 5.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: It's a job requirement for a show host like Mr. Uygur to project his personality and beliefs; this filmmaker doesn't muster a healthy skepticism to match.
Rotten: If Napier hadn't shown up with a camera, Uygur would likely have continued filming himself, because his "firebrand" commentary is only ostensibly about politics; it's mostly about projecting the world onto his own ego and making it Cenk Uygur-shaped.
Rotten: Everything about YouTube political pundit Cenk Uygur is big: his opinions, his hand gestures, his eye rolls and, of course, his ego.
Rotten: A documentary with a paralyzingly narrow focus, and one whose bigger question - What is happening to the news as we know it in this age of fractured and freewheeling media?- is shunned in favor of a simpler one: Doesn't Cenk Uygur seem like a great guy?
Cenk is the voice we need
Very well made documentary of how the young Turks got there start. This was inspirational and informative.
TYT are great and everything they do is fantastic.
Very well done. Inspiring.
Excellent production and story telling. Full of "Truthiness", as Colbert likes to say. Quite an impressive rise to the top.