The Men Who Built America

Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Oct 16, 2012
    80
    For outlining the way Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan and Henry Ford literally shaped the America in which we still live, this special stands as tall as Rockefeller Center.
  2. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Oct 16, 2012
    70
    The program may not contain any startling revelations about its five principal subjects, Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J. P. Morgan and Henry Ford. But based on the first episode, it certainly gives them a modern-day relevance, perhaps unintentionally.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Nov 12, 2012
    9
    My first impression of the History Channel
  2. Oct 30, 2012
    3
    Interesting to watch, but several fact checks of the material reveals that it is often inaccurate. I can't help but wonder who provided theInteresting to watch, but several fact checks of the material reveals that it is often inaccurate. I can't help but wonder who provided the financial backing, and what the ulterior motive was. Why would history need to be re-written? Full Review »