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  • Summary: For decades, U.S. strategists-for-hire have been quietly molding the opinions of voters and the messages of candidates in elections around the world. They have worked for presidential candidates on every continent. Without the noise of tanks or troops, these Americans have been spreading our brand of democracy from the Middle East to the middle of the South American jungle. This documentary is an astounding look at one of their campaigns and its earth-shattering aftermath. [Koch Lorber Films] Expand
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    88
    What's suspenseful - and so troubling - is seeing exactly how far the "progressives" of GCS are willing to go to put a decidedly unpopular candidate back into office, regardless of what it will mean for the future of the country and for Bolivian democracy itself.
  2. A fascinating glimpse at the perils of ''exporting'' democracy.
  3. Reviewed by: Laura Kern
    80
    Boynton's Our Brand Is Crisis, which chronicles the entire election-strategizing process in scrupulous detail, will pack a punch with even the most informed viewer.
  4. 70
    Among other things, Our Brand Is Crisis is about the failure of good intentions--a potent American theme at the moment. As the movie suggests, this failure, born of American arrogance, embraces liberals as well as neocons.
  5. 70
    Rachel Boynton's painfully timely film is actually a full-court tragedy - the sorry tale of a battle won and a war lost; of a country decimated by 500 years of colonialism and poverty; of globalization and America's losing battle to export market democracy to the developing world.
  6. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    70
    Proves as entertaining as the earlier "The War Room," which also featured Carville, but is more somber.
  7. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    38
    Boynton isn't interested in telling a story, only in the atmosphere of political consultancy.

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