• Released
  • July 2, 2014
  • (Opens June 27 in Houston & Atlanta)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 43 min
  • Documentary
40

Los Angeles Times

By Martin Tsai
It's far more invested in elaborate historical reenactments, hypothetical dramatizations and special effects than interviews, research and data.
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37

Washington Post

By Mark Jenkins
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.
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30

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
Dinesh D'Souza's America: Imagine a World Without Her paints a genuinely troublesome portrait of the country — just not at all in the way he intends.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Stephen Farber
Here is one more dubious piece of agitprop that will delight the author’s fans and have very little impact on his opponents.
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30

Variety

By Joe Leydon
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. There are times when his defenses and rationalizations come across as almost laughably facile.
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25

RogerEbert.com

America is like the cinematic equivalent of one of those forwarded e-mails of mostly discredited "facts" that you receive from an uncle and at least those sometimes include family photos or a meat loaf recipe that can be of some value.
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0

The Wrap

By James Rocchi
It would be one thing if D'Souza had an idea, or any idea, he could stick to as a through-line in his project. But America isn't a documentary; it's more like the badly-filmed version of a badly-written, meandering op-ed piece from a paper that lacks fact-checking or proofreading.
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0

The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
It's all fist-pumping anti-thought, consisting of baseless revisionist history and idle contrarianism.
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0

Slant Magazine

By Rob Humanick
Beholden to the same plethora of taboos, half-truths, and outright lies traded en masse by mainstream conservatism for the last seven years.
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15 out of 100
Overwhelming dislike
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