Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19
  1. Yes, Stone gets cozy with Hugo Chávez, soft-pedaling the Venezuelan president's crackdown tendencies, but he also captures South America in a paradigm shift, wrenching itself free of centuries of colonial control. The film is rose-colored agitprop, but it catches a current of history.
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 5, 2010
    10
    The flack that critics have aimed at this film is completely unjustified. The focus of the film is on countering years of blatant "big lie"The flack that critics have aimed at this film is completely unjustified. The focus of the film is on countering years of blatant "big lie" propaganda aimed at Chavez and other Latin American nationalist leaders who have broken from U.S. domination. And the film makes its case regarding that propaganda onslaught very precisely and strongly, completely debunking it by using clips from U.S. news media and then countering with interviews and facts. The attack of the critics on this film is just one more example of that mendacious campaign, and if you miss this film because of it then you will yourself have become a victim of the U.S. media's propaganda. See this film and decide for yourself! Full Review »