Requiem for the American DreamHD Closed Captioning
Jared P. Scott, Kelly Nyks & Peter Hutchison
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About the Movie
REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time - the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few. Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality - tracing a half-century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the expense of the majority - while also looking back on his own life of activism and political participation. Profoundly personal and thought provoking, Chomsky provides penetrating insight into what may well be the lasting legacy of our time - the death of the middle class and swan song of functioning democracy. A potent reminder that power ultimately rests in the hands of the governed, REQUIEM is required viewing for all who maintain hope in a shared stake in the future.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 24
- Fresh: 22
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 7.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: This well-paced and cogent seminar spotlights a man who, now 87, seems at the height of his intellectual powers.
Fresh: A very useful addition to public discourse at any time. But it's particularly so during this election year ...
Fresh: The film isn't necessarily pegged to the upcoming election per se, but the logic presented within helps make sense of current affairs.
Fresh: As one expects, Chomsky again proves to know more about his targets than they seem to know about themselves, calling on bits of history that damn not only the business-boosting right wing, but those on the supposed left side of American politics.
Relevant & Eye opening
If you care about America, watch this documentary. If you don’t care so much for America and care mostly about yourself, read the one-star reviews and go about your self-centric life.
Thank you iTunes for offering this important documentary about the history of our country and where we’re headed.
If you totally...
If one totally disregards Chomsky's myoptic view of the world and his rhetoric and view the film as simply a documentary, then I must admit it is a compelling work of its genre. Whilst he has influenced generations as a professor at M.I.T., his influence quickly fades in the face of the one unavoidable realty faced by those graduates; we all must work to live and not all of us are a 'Bill Gates'...or a.'Steve Jobs' for that matter.
Concise "Activist Chomsky"
A succinct overview of Chomsky's socio-political ideology. Highlights from his prolific writings on the subject but there isn't anything new here. Refreshing nonetheless.