Ivory Tower

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  • Release Date: Jun 13, 2014
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19

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  1. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Jun 12, 2014
    60
    This insightful doc from director Andrew Rossi addresses topics that get more polarizing each year: the high cost of college, the factors that dictate who’s educated in this country and the culture that surrounds those decisions.
  2. Reviewed by: Daphne Howland
    Jun 10, 2014
    60
    What the film does accomplish is making you think, especially about how universities are spending their ever-increasing tuition on top-notch campus amenities and their own disastrous loans, and how state governments and federal agencies are similarly passing off their education cuts onto the young people who they expect to one day run the economy and society.
  3. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Jun 12, 2014
    50
    Ivory Tower, a documentary about soaring costs and other problems confronting higher education, can’t seem to decide what points it wants to make and ends up making none.
  4. Reviewed by: Nathan Rabin
    Jun 12, 2014
    50
    Ivory Tower asks a lot of provocative, important questions, but it’s decidedly short on answers, and even shorter on satisfying or convincing answers.
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  1. Jun 30, 2014
    7
    An engaging look at the troubling state of American higher education, how we got here and how we might get out of it. Despite the absence ofAn engaging look at the troubling state of American higher education, how we got here and how we might get out of it. Despite the absence of ready-made answers and a tendency to keep from going for the jugular as much as it could (or should) have, the film nevertheless gives us pause to assess where we're at, what we want out of our educational system and some clues on how to fix it. Full Review »