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  • Summary: On April 12th 2002 the world awoke to the news that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez had been removed from office and had been replaced by a new interim government. What had in fact taken place was the first Latin American coup of the 21st century, and the world's first media coup. (Vitagraph Films) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Melissa Levine
    90
    Fast-paced, riveting and affecting.
  2. An extraordinary piece of electronic history. And a riveting movie
  3. 89
    As riveting as a documentary can possibly be, this slim (74-minute) film is also one of the most politically aware films of the year.
  4. As these tumultuous events play out in the film... they generate the suspense of a smaller-scale "Seven Days in May."
  5. 80
    In addition to reporting a scoop, Bartley and O'Briain do an excellent job in deconstructing the Venezuelan TV news footage of blood, chaos, and rival crowds.
  6. 75
    A fascinating look at events mostly unknown to outsiders.
  7. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    Both farcical and deeply troubling, it unfolds with the kind of breathless, minute-by-minute immediacy that only eyewitness reportage can bring.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 32
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 32
  3. Negative: 13 out of 32