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  • Summary: Aaron Russo's fiery diatribe against the direction America is heading.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    75
    Law-abiding Americans who hand off a solid chunk of their salaries to the IRS might be interested in what filmmaker Aaron Russo has to say on the subject of income tax.
  2. 75
    Mostly it's about taxes -- namely, the argument that the Federal Income Tax, enacted in 1913, is unconstitutional and has been ruled as such by the Supreme Court, and that no law exists today requiring Americans to pay it.
  3. Provocative but also infuriating, this alarmist documentary argues that the levying of a federal income tax in 1913 was unconstitutional and set America on the road to fascism.
  4. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    40
    The film raises more questions than it could possibly hope to answer fully, devolving from an intriguing look at an enticingly obscure issue into a more broadly based mess.
  5. It’s good to see that passionate cinematic rabble-rousing does not rest solely in the hands of the left.
  6. Reviewed by: Luke Y. Thompson
    40
    From the tax debate, the documentary suddenly gets scattershot, going after the Patriot Act, laws against vitamin sales, election fraud, and Hurricane Katrina response (apparently a plot to grab people's guns), building to the standard New World Order line, which discredits any valid points Russo may have.
  7. 25
    Gives the Michael Moore muckraking-underdog treatment to the kind of delirious conspiracy theories generally associated with mentally ill homeless people screaming at passersby to stop stealing their brainwaves.

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Score distribution:
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  1. LindaD.
    Jul 29, 2006
    10
    This stuff has been going on a long time. But don't take Russo's word for it: study for yourself... or, go back to sleep. It's This stuff has been going on a long time. But don't take Russo's word for it: study for yourself... or, go back to sleep. It's your choice. Expand
  2. Dec 6, 2012
    10
    Aaron Russo, a famous director responsible for some Eddie Murphy films made this film to "blow the whistle" on corruption in America he wasAaron Russo, a famous director responsible for some Eddie Murphy films made this film to "blow the whistle" on corruption in America he was exposed to while growing up and the plans of the Global "Banksters" plans to destroy America and form a one-world government. You want to catch a glimpse of "the man behind the curtain pulling the strings" this movie is for you. Note: You should also watch the Interview with Aaron Russo with Alex Jones about this movie (thankfully, the annoyingly angry Alex Jones is off camera in this interview and just mostly listens to Russo talk about the corruption he experienced growing up in America and how his former friend "Nick Rockefeller told them they were planning "an event" which would start a fake war with no real enemy in the months prior to the 9/11 attacks. In fact even if you don't watch Freedom to Fascism, at least watch that Interview if you care about the future of America or the free world, just Google it online and you will find it. Expand
  3. JohnH.
    Mar 17, 2008
    10
    This film shows the way America is headed. I knew that eventually the anti-christ will come, and eventually enforce the mark of the beast. This film shows the way America is headed. I knew that eventually the anti-christ will come, and eventually enforce the mark of the beast. (in the right arm of forehead) that will be the only means to buy,sell, and trade things. I realized that with National ID cards about to come out (May of This year), it would only be a matter of time before the anti-christ begins to untie the world under one government. This movie points out evidence that even I didn't know existed, (I am always well researched on current times) Soon, the end will begin... after a large group of people disappear from the face of the earth. (the rapture) I had no idea our time was so short... Expand
  4. GregL.
    Oct 4, 2006
    10
    How do I make a choice if I don't have the information necessary to do so. Sometimes the truth is painful yet it is the truth, and I How do I make a choice if I don't have the information necessary to do so. Sometimes the truth is painful yet it is the truth, and I want to know it. Thank you Aaron for providing information I can research and decide for myself. Expand
  5. KarlW
    Oct 24, 2006
    10
    This is a great movie. The info is dangerous and if it wasn't so dang true, I would say that it should be more entertaining. Honestly, This is a great movie. The info is dangerous and if it wasn't so dang true, I would say that it should be more entertaining. Honestly, the info is the lure not the production. MUST SEE! Expand
  6. BethO
    Nov 25, 2007
    10
    This movie is the BEST EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!! Every American should see this film and if they think that it is okay that the IRS / World Bank This movie is the BEST EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!! Every American should see this film and if they think that it is okay that the IRS / World Bank should be doing any of this stuff after they have watched the entire movie, they need to go right away to get a micro chip in their body so that the IRS can stalk them all of their life and make sure that they don't hurt themselves because obviously, that person has no brains. Jesus is coming back soon for us all be ready!!! Expand
  7. LaurenP
    Oct 9, 2007
    9
    Even though the biased critics think this movie is "messy", they don't keep in mind that this is a very low budget film that Aaron put Even though the biased critics think this movie is "messy", they don't keep in mind that this is a very low budget film that Aaron put together himself. This movie will open your eyes to the corruption in our government. Don't let the media and critics stop you from watching it, it's something all Americans should research and know. Open your eyes and ask questions!! And for those of you who think this isn't true...why are the people being sued over income tax judgments WINNING? Get a clue!! There ISN'T a law that makes you pay income tax...it's VOLUNTARY...it says so in their code! Expand

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