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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 maddest talk show host!
If you haven't heard of this guy, watch the movie, you won't regret it. He's helped me inform a lot of my opinions on politics, economics and foreign policy. I don't always agree with Cenk, but I know he always speaks from his heart.
Interesting, fun, enlightening and entertaining... it is inspiring to see that when you truly believe in something, when you have real passion for it, when you have grit and you persevere you can really make it happen. I watched this movie in a crowded theatre with TYT Detroit, now I am excited to own it and to be able to watch it again - and again - and again.
A Firsthand Look At The New Media
CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC: They're all dying. Why? Because they don't tell the truth and people sense it. They know that they are being lied to. The crusader who is leading the charge and telling it like it is is Cenk Uygur. He's the only one willing to challenge the power establishment. The only one willing to risk anything.
Watch this movie and see how he's taking over media. He started off as an immigrant boy in love with Ronald Reagan and dreaming the American dream. Then George W. Bush was elected, and he came to the realization that something was terribly wrong. He challenged his deeply held beliefs and has evolved into something new. Not just some weak Democratic Party tool, but a strong progressive willing to fight for justice. You can even see in this movie how he intends to change the entire political landscape and save the Republic. He's not kidding, and it is working.
You need to see this movie.