Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire Image
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  • Summary: This documentary examines how a radical fringe of the Republican Party used the trauma of the 9/11 terror attacks to advance a pre-existing agenda to radically transform American foreign policy while rolling back civil liberties and social programs at home. (Media Education Foundation)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. If you're in the mood for a horror movie, this ought to do you.
  2. 80
    An intellectually steelier case against Bush, his cabalistic administration and the Iraq war than Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, Hijacking is even more chilling because it eschews the heartstring symphony conducted (albeit very effectively) by Moore and sticks to irrefutable facts and no-bullshit analysis.
  3. 75
    The most outspoken and yet in some ways the calmest of the new documentaries opposing the Bush presidency.
  4. Another effective civics lesson that, unfortunately, will probably never be seen by the people whose minds it seeks to change.
  5. Openly polemical but also sobering documentary.
  6. 50
    There's really nothing new here, though, and lacking the drama and humor of "Fahrenheit 9/11," it is even more likely to be preaching to the converted.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Robs
    Apr 5, 2008
    0
    Most vile disgusting American hating garbage.

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