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      ACORN and the Firestorm

      2017 1h 25m Documentary List
      75% Tomatometer 8 Reviews When two young conservatives posed as a pimp and a prostitute in a sting to expose ACORN's business practices, it was a harbinger of the current political climate of fake news and intractable partisanship in politics. Read More Read Less

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      David Ehrlich indieWire The organization's past is remarkable and worth celebrating, but it's impossible to appreciate the full sweep of ACORN's legacy without seeing it in the context of the corruption that now stands in its place. Rated: C+ Apr 5, 2018 Full Review John DeFore Hollywood Reporter A useful bit of history that arrives an election or two too late. Apr 5, 2018 Full Review Ben Kenigsberg New York Times The movie, directed by Reuben Atlas and Sam Pollard, makes the point that before any of the negative publicity, Acorn was an important voice for lower-income Americans. Apr 5, 2018 Full Review Andrea Thompson Cultured Vultures [Acorn and the Firestorm] feel simultaneously like old news and disturbingly relevant in our fake news era. Rated: 10/10 Jan 31, 2019 Full Review Stephen Silver Splice Today It's no great shakes filmmaking-wise, but does put together a compelling story that was in many ways a precursor for the Trump era. Rated: 3/5 Apr 6, 2018 Full Review Christopher Llewellyn Reed Hammer to Nail ACORN and the Firestorm ... brings us the often sordid tale of the takedown of this once-proud-and-successful agency. Jan 25, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member It's almost complete bullsh*t. It portrays ACORN, the now-defunct Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, as victims. Nothing could be further from the truth. I ought to know: I wrote the book on ACORN. Literally. Google it. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Shocking. Lies of conservative media. Unbelievable. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis When two young conservatives posed as a pimp and a prostitute in a sting to expose ACORN's business practices, it was a harbinger of the current political climate of fake news and intractable partisanship in politics.
      Director
      Reuben Atlas, Samuel D. Pollard
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 2, 2018
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $2.6K
      Runtime
      1h 25m
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