88

RogerEbert.com

By Susan Wloszczyna
Wisely, Kornbluth strives to put a human face on the situation, focusing on several families who represent hard-working citizens who are barely making ends meet with their shrinking paychecks—let alone building up any savings.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bruce Ingram
Reich is a more lively speaker than Al Gore, however, frequently working jokes about his sub-five-foot height (his growth having been disrupted by a genetic disorder) into his presentation, and many of the film’s statistical interludes have been entertainingly animated as insurance against eyeball-glazing.
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The wonkiness is at a minimum and Reich delivers it with tales from his own life, since he’s the son of a dress store owner and a mom who helped in the shop. Essential viewing, no matter how you cut it.
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80

Arizona Republic

By Kerry Lengel
An engaging film that’s head and shoulders above the average talking-head parade.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The fortunate thing about for Inequality for All is that, for all its good information and useful insight, it also has an appealing person at its center: Robert Reich, the economics expert and Berkeley professor who was also the labor secretary under Bill Clinton.
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75

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
While not as revelatory as Al Gore's 2006 Oscar-winning documentary, Inequality makes a resounding case that the middle class is facing its own planetary crisis: becoming an endangered species.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Jacob Kornbluth's lively documentary is both a polemic and a teaching tool.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Policy wonk Robert Reich’s analysis of today’s parallels to the Great Depression is both statistics-driven and impassioned.
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70

Variety

By Andrew Barker
Covering a broad swath of liberal economic theory in brisk, simply stated fashion, Inequality for All aims to do for income disparity what “An Inconvenient Truth” did for climate change.
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70

Village Voice

By Pete Vonder Haar
The testimonials from a few of these people, with the realization they speak for tens of thousands, reinforces Inequality for All's sobering message while at the same time undercutting Reich's optimism.
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68 out of 100
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