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6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7

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  1. 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 the financial backing, and what the ulterior motive was. Why would history need to be re-written?
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61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Oct 16, 2012
    50
    The narratives here lack subtlety, historic context or--strangely enough--even drama.