Reviews: The Revisionaries (2012)

Reviews for this film from our members:

  • Jason Bailey @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: It would be dishonest to claim that your own politics won’t enter into the issues at hand, and it is probably too much to hope–considering the current level of both political discourse and political stubbornness in this country–that it will change any minds. But these are important issues, and this is an engrossing, well-crafted documentary.
  • Joshua Brunsting @ CriterionCast
  • Cynthia Fuchs @ PopMatters
  • Kimberly Gadette @ doddle
    • Excerpt: This doc’s look at the avid Texas State Board of Education (led by a smalltown dentist), invested in rewriting school textbooks in order to push ultra-right wing agendas, is a disturbing must-see.
  • [New – 5/2] | Peter Gutierrez @ School Library Journal
    • Excerpt: Curriculum is so effective as a persuader, legitimizer, and arbiter of what is “true and real” that it has pulled a kind of Kaiser Soze sleight of hand on society: convinced everyone that it’s not a form of media.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guy’s Opinion
    • Excerpt: At once an unsettling documentary and an enlightening one.

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