Metascore
28

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 9 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Mark Feeney
    Aug 27, 2012
    25
    Well, fair's fair. George W. Bush got Michael Moore and "Fahrenheit 9/11." Now Barack Obama gets Dinesh D'Souza and 2016: Obama's America. Both films are wildly partisan attack documentaries made by wildly partisan and generally annoying polemicists (D'Souza is more personable, actually, than Moore).
  2. Reviewed by: Phil Contrino
    Aug 24, 2012
    30
    Even if 2016 is preaching to the choir, its fanbase is eager to tithe - it's spent this week as Fandango's #1 ticket seller.
  3. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Jun 30, 2014
    0
    Dinesh D'Souza's documentary is no mere screed: 2016: Obama's America is a nonsensically unsubstantiated act of character assassination.
  4. 38
    “Obama’s America” flutters to the ground like so much GOP convention confetti, all assertions, few facts and little substance other than the conspiratorial right wing talking points that are how D’Souza’s makes his living.
  5. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Aug 31, 2012
    20
    One could and perhaps should use scare quotes around "intellectual" when it comes to someone who would crank out a piece of campaign-season partisan hackwork this crude and sloppy. (By this standard, James Carville looks like Immanuel Kant.)
  6. Reviewed by: Stephen Farber
    Aug 20, 2012
    30
    No one doubts that the country faces major challenges in the next four years, but there is one safe bet: The future is unlikely to be affected by this simplistic documentary.
  7. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    Aug 27, 2012
    30
    Many of D’Souza’s charges in his movie are either piffling (Obama returned a bust of Winston Churchill to the British Embassy), wrong (the U.S. is drilling for at least as much oil now as in the George W. Bush) or murky.
  8. Reviewed by: Alan Scherstuhl
    Jun 30, 2014
    10
    The only true surprise here is D'Souza's haplessness in constructing both film and argument.
  9. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Aug 27, 2012
    38
    D'Souza makes it all sound almost plausible, but only if you're predisposed to believe that Obama hates America. It's bashing, all right, but with a velvet-gloved fist.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 67 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 40
  2. Negative: 10 out of 40
  1. Aug 22, 2012
    10
    This movie are for open-minded independent people who are willing to take their time to analyze the information presented or gathered; andThis movie are for open-minded independent people who are willing to take their time to analyze the information presented or gathered; and then have an objective conclusion; abstaining to entertain their emotional tantrum. The movie shows the objectivity in finding the internal (hidden to the public) compass of the character of obama from his childhood into his adult life. The journey takes you to different parts of the world; the people who had influence his life and his character (especially his parent and immediate family member's ideology); interviews with people who knows his parents and how their mindset have imbedded into obama's being and thinking. It investigates and expound the sort of people that obama associated with (his role model). The best part about this movie is that excerpts was taken from his memoir "dream from my father" with his own voice narrating the events. The question here is that will his ideology acceptable for AMERICA or the founding fathers. If a person will open their eyes and be objective and not subjective; then a lot can be learn from this movie. A MUST-SEE movie for all AMERICAN.

    NOTE: If you have not seen the movie; STOP making a FOOL of yourself by commenting on something you have not viewed but trying to make an assumption. IGNORANCE occur because he or she remains STUPID, NARROW MINDED and full of ASSUMPTION but KNOWLEDGE is attained by investigating the facts then supporting or discrediting the information obtained.
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  2. Aug 22, 2012
    9
    Eye opening movie, if you care about our future and are interested in making an informed decision, -- a must see, -- critic's like the newEye opening movie, if you care about our future and are interested in making an informed decision, -- a must see, -- critic's like the new york times could slam the movie --- but consider the source. Full Review »
  3. Aug 25, 2012
    10
    2016 is a well crafted documentary the clearly explains why Obama has done many of the obvious non-American things he has done over the last 32016 is a well crafted documentary the clearly explains why Obama has done many of the obvious non-American things he has done over the last 3 1/2 years. He won't let us drill for oil in the waters of the continental shelf, but he openly gives money to Brazil, Mexico and Colombia so they can develop their off-shore oil resources. He has all but shut down the coal industry in America, even as he knows it will cost our citizens more money to heat and cool their homes. His EPA is working on rules to strangle the fracking industry even though there have been no major problems with the individual states regulating the activity within their own borders. DeSousa gives a clear picture of the man Obama calls Frank in his book, 'Dreams From My Father'. Frank was not just some old drunken Black man. No, he was a real card-carrying Commie. ....and, Obama's mentor for 7 years until Barry went off to the super-lefty Occidental University. Great molvie. Full Review »