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What's the Matter With Kansas? Review

  • Release Date: Jul 30, 2010
  • Rated:
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Joe Winston

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    56

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    The New York Times

    The specific roots of a pervasive sense of disenfranchisement are barely described, as are strategies for liberals seeking to reclaim the state. What's the Matter With Kansas? depicts a groundswell of anger but largely ignores the external forces that helped shape it.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    Paradoxically, the movie feels dated in the sense that it pre-dates both the recession and Obama's campaign, yet prescient in illuminating a crisis that plagues us today.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    What's interesting is that every single person in this film is seen as themselves, is allowed to speak and seems to have a good heart. I've rarely seen a documentary quite like it. It has a point to make but no ax to grind.

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