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  1. Oct 27, 2012
    Donald Trump is an internationally famed entrepreneur who is also a very successful businessman. His vast business empire has made him a billionaire in his native United States and he wants to build a golf resort. He wants to build it on a site of special scientific interest on the Aberdeenshire coast (Scotland). This documentary plots his total disregard for the environment and the local residents in his efforts to achieve his goal. He is not alone in this; despite the local council turning down planning permission on environmental grounds the Scottish Parliament overturned the decision. Trumps claims that what he Collapse
  2. Jan 7, 2014
    Exhibits all the worst habits of documentaries that have no respect for their audience. It insult the viewers intelligence by avoiding any attempt to provide multiple sides of a story from different perspectives and presumes that white hats and blacks are self-evident. Overly dramatic and menacing music becomes laughable amidst the stories of a half dozen local residents who are very content with their lives and see no need for economic development in their own piece a paradise. It's the same story with any development that occurs everyday and there is nothing special and poignant in this particular tail. Claims are made by opposing sides but the film never analyzes the veracity of any claim. Trump is bad, the politicians and police are bought off and the and a liar and the common folk are proud and courageous. Dreadful Expand

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  1. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Oct 17, 2012
    In medieval times, the nobility enjoyed something called droit du seigneur, their right to deflower their serfs' virgin daughters before their marriage. These days the nobility has been replaced by billionaire bullies, who continue to screw us serfs.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark Feeney
    Sep 27, 2012
    The biggest problem with the documentary, besides the overexposure of its namesake, is length.
  3. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Aug 6, 2012
    I went to school in Aberdeen and know the region well. It's a place of unforgiving winds and magnificent sunsets, harsh farmland and deserted beaches. The people are hardy, hardworking and fiercely self-sufficient, asking little of their government except the will to do the right thing. They weren't Trumped; they were betrayed.