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  • Summary: CSA: The Confederate States of America, through the eyes of a faux documentary, takes a look at an America where the South won the Civil War. Supposedly produced by a British broadcasting company, the feature film is presented as a production being shown, controversially, for the first time on television in the States. (IFC Films) Expand
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. A brilliant and irresistible counterfactual overview of American history.
  2. 91
    For the most part, Willmott succeeds thrillingly.
  3. C.S.A. has a love-it-or-hate-it bite that probably will lead to a few passionate post-screening discussions.
  4. Wacky, hodgepodge and decidedly homemade, CSA nevertheless is worth seeing. Sure, it veers off into nonsense, and there are times when the film loses its center. But the premise, the passion and the scathing political commentary ultimately keep CSA afloat.
  5. Reviewed by: Helen O'Hara
    60
    This is a clever premise stretched perhaps a little too far.
  6. 50
    In a novel twist, the movie's dumbest element--joke commercials for racist consumer products--turns out to be the most provocative when end titles reveal the products were all real.
  7. CSA is a sophomoric film essay that would have barely rated a passing grade from a tougher teacher.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. Mar 24, 2012
    10
    C.S.A. is an excellent satirical-historical product, cleverly using the Ken Burns' style of documentary making. I am pleased to have found it, and plan to share it with my friends. I fail to understand some other viewers' negative reaction to the film. I offer a compound question to them: Do you not understand satire or are you simply an ignorant, defensive racist? America has more than its share of ignoramuses and bigots. Such creatures will not find C.S.A. appealing. Expand

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