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'America' Movie From Dinesh D'Souza Draws Both Praise, Criticism

By    |   Wednesday, 09 July 2014 06:34 PM EDT

Conservative activist Dinesh D’Souza recently released a film version of book “America: Imagine a World Without Her,” and the controversial movie is getting mixed reviews.

"America" was written and directed by D’Souza and John Sullivan, who previously collaborated on "2016: Obama’s America." It offers an alternate ending to the American Revolution and addresses criticisms of American society.

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The film “will send you from the theater straight to Amazon, where you’ll want to order half a dozen books to read more about the issues,” John Zmirak wrote about the movie for The Blaze.

Among the criticisms the films addresses are that America was founded on conquest and genocide, is white supremacist, expanded unjustly, is aggressive toward other countries, and has an exploitative capitalist system.

“This film is an act of loyalty, even piety, directed towards our country and our forefathers. It’s a film that every American ought to see, then go home and argue about. There’s nothing more American than that,” Zmirak wrote.

Joe Leydon, writing for Variety, gave a less favorable view of the movie. Acknowledging that D’Souza’s film included interviewees with differing viewpoints, Leydon wrote, “For the most part, however, D’Souza gives the impression of someone obsessed with whitewashing any and all dark chapters in U.S. history books.”

Mark Jenkins, writing for The Washington Post, said the movie abandons its “intriguing but messily open-ended” alternate-history premise for a debate with the political left.

"'America' is less successful as a debate, since it isn’t one. D’Souza controls the conversation, and thus goes unchallenged when he tries to make real-world points with make-believe scenarios,” Jenkins wrote.



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Conservative activist Dinesh D'Souza recently released a film version of book "America: Imagine a World Without Her," and the controversial movie is getting mixed reviews.
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