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  1. Mar 17, 2013
    5
    A valiant effort documenting the collapse of an american city, but poorly executed. There is little here that isn't done as well or better not to mention more concisely by, "Roger and Me" by michael moore over a decade ago. Most of this is now old news & we overstand what has happened & continues to happen in cities across this country. The narrative interviews are strangelyA valiant effort documenting the collapse of an american city, but poorly executed. There is little here that isn't done as well or better not to mention more concisely by, "Roger and Me" by michael moore over a decade ago. Most of this is now old news & we overstand what has happened & continues to happen in cities across this country. The narrative interviews are strangely restricted to only TWO people, primarily, and even the faint glimmer of hope in the closing scenes is not enough to salvage the city, or this documentary. Look elsewhere. Expand
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68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

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  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
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  1. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Nov 30, 2012
    40
    One only wishes that Ewing and Grady had chosen to dig deeper as they explored it.
  2. Reviewed by: Barbara VanDenburgh
    Nov 6, 2012
    70
    Despite its emotional coldness, the film still manages to end on a note of something like hope.
  3. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Oct 5, 2012
    80
    It is a striking and moving study of "what was" versus "what it has become" as the filmmakers try to get at the whys.