• Released
  • July 13, 2012
  • (Houston; 7/27 Limited)
  • PG , 1 hr 27 min
  • Culture & Society
    Politics & Government
70

Variety

By Joe Leydon
While it's highly unlikely that anyone predisposed to championing Obama would be won over by the sound and fury here, there's no gainsaying the value of "2016" as a sort of Cliffs Notes precis of the conservative case against the re-election of our current U.S. president.
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60

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
He (D'Souza) reaffirms many of the complaints against Obama, and when he sticks to the facts is much more persuasive.
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55

Movieline

With the out-of-nowhere success of 2016: Obama's America, the nation could finally have a conservative counterpart to Michael Moore. I say the nation rather than the Republicans, because a balanced box office is good for us all, at least as a reminder of our right to oppose the current government and make a profit in doing so.
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50

Time

By Richard Corliss
"He came into the White House," D'Souza says in the movie, "on the basis of promise, of hope." The Left hoped he would realize their dreams; he hasn't, and most liberals will vote again for him less for what he's achieved than for what he's running against. But since Obama has done so little for, or to, the country, why is he alienized by D'Souza and demonized by the loopier critics to his right? Because it works.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Obama, it is implied, is deliberately making America more vulnerable to attack from Muslim extremists. No mention is made of the fact that it was under Obama's watch that Osama bin Laden was killed.
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50

The New York Times

Mr. D'Souza stumbles when interviewing George Obama, the president's half-brother, an activist who voluntarily lives amid squalor in Nairobi, Kenya. "Obama has not done anything to help you," Mr. D'Souza says. "He's taking care of me; I'm part of the world," George Obama replies.
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38

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
D'Souza makes it all sound almost plausible, but only if you're predisposed to believe that Obama hates America. It's bashing, all right, but with a velvet-gloved fist.
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38

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
“Obama’s America” flutters to the ground like so much GOP convention confetti, all assertions, few facts and little substance other than the conspiratorial right wing talking points that are how D’Souza’s makes his living.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Stephen Farber
No one doubts that the country faces major challenges in the next four years, but there is one safe bet: The future is unlikely to be affected by this simplistic documentary.
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0

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Dinesh D'Souza's documentary is no mere screed: 2016: Obama's America is a nonsensically unsubstantiated act of character assassination.
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28 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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