The Shock Doctrine
Mat Whitecross & Michael Winterbottem
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The film traces the doctrine’s beginnings in the radical theories of Milton Friedman at the University of Chicago, and its subsequent implementation over the past forty years, in countries and situations as disparate as Pinochet’s Chile, Yeltsin’s Russia, Thatcher’s Britain, and most recently the neo-con invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. It will expose the darker side of Friedman’s ideology, which was so unpopular it could only be implemented through the use of torture and repression.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
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- Fresh: 6
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 6.1/10
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Rotten: This movie, clearly assembled in haste, throws surprisingly poor archival footage into the mix with a Klein lecture, scant original interviews and a narration from on high that will brook no dissent.