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Paul Rosenberg

- Salon.com

"...a wild and woolly ride, peppered with moments of wry sardonic humor that would make Dashiell Hammett smile. There’s so much more I’d love to tell you about what Palast dug up. But then I’d have to kill you. So you’ll just have to see “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy” for yourself."

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Daphne Howland

- The Village Voice

With a Fedora and Facts, Greg Palast Fights Voter I.D. Laws "...mainstream journalism has often struggled to cover the manipulation of data and the distortion of reality, driven by billionaires like the Koch brothers or even Donald Trump... Palast slices through all the B.S., and while he may be over-the-top in his presentation, keep in mind, he’s got just the facts, ma’am."

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Michael Calleri

- Niagara Gazette

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy "has energy and venom and a sometimes surreal examination of the way we elect politicians to office. It will surely engage you, and it may even enrage you, but you will not regret watching it."

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Steven Rosenfeld

- Alternet.org

Palast "takes viewers on a two-hour journey in which he cleverly shows the pattern that has dominated American presidential elections since 2000...he connects dots to explain why this is happening, who is benefiting, how the dirty business is done, and who the likely villains in 2016 are."

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Kasia Anderson

- truthdig.com

"Since explaining crucial topics like voter suppression can often prove logistically thorny, Palast and his collaborators punched things up with the help of “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” cartoonist Keith Tucker and cameos from Willie Nelson, Rosario Dawson, Will Durst, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Ice-T, Shailene Woodley, Ed Asner and Richard Belzer. That assortment of characters, along with accomplice Ms. Badpenny, are all in league with Palast, who doubles as the film’s creator and protagonist as he tracks down electoral malpractice across the U.S. in his gonzo-noir thriller."

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Ed Rampell

- Hollywood Progressive

"Palast imaginatively expands the boundaries of nonfiction film in numerous ways that are quite cinematic, inventive and witty, intended to keep a mass audience entertained, even while they are enlightened...Best Democracy is arguably the best pro-Civil Rights film made since 2014’s Selma."

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Francesca Rheannon

- writersvoice.net

"THE BEST DEMOCRACY MONEY CAN BUY...is a highly entertaining mix of documentary footage and cartoon imagery that connects the dots between predatory capitalism and voter suppression."

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Greggory Morris

- hunterword.com

"A must see movie... a caricature of a Philip Marlow detective-protagonist dressed in a worn two-piece suit and fedora, and supported by Monty Python-esque cartoon animations... Palast’s factual reporting cannot be denied."

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D. Schwartz

- CineSource

"The film is as entertaining as it is infuriating...I enjoyed Palast’s performance, and especially admire his bravery and tenacity in following the money and seeking the perpetrators."

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Omar P.L. Moore

- PopcornReel.com

"Palast's explosive and entertaining documentary... is a powerful experience that enlightens and outrages. The corrupt wheels of power within state governments and corporations that imperil the ordinary everyday American voter are the centerpiece of "Best Democracy", a must-see film."

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