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      Better This World

      2011 1 hr. 22 min. Documentary List
      100% 10 Reviews Tomatometer 78% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Childhood friends from Texas set out to prove themselves. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member My Dad would have liked this film as a caution against undertaking some of the protesting that I did in my youth. A bunch of idealistic kids are taken under the wing of a group leader and FBI informant and the question becomes whether or not they were led into performing actions that they wouldn't otherwise have taken. A very fascinating look at the interpretation of anti-terrorism legislation in the U.S. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member It's embarrassing and humbling for me to admit how blind I was to societal injustice in modern America for all the years I spent drinking and being self-absorbed. I thank film-makers like this, as well as other notable authors and lecturers that have restored clarity to my vision and truly opened my eyes to the true evil nature of just how oppressive our court system and government truly is. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member A must watch! Especially if you are unaware how scary and corrupt the United States government is! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Worth a watch on Netflix. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member 100% recommended, it makes you think what if it happens to you or your son/daughter? Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Puts a good perspective of many of the things that could go wrong when young people want to translate their idealism into action. Good stuff to watch with your teenage kids. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Ann Hornaday Washington Post Better This World delivers a chilling depiction of loyalty, naivete, political zealotry and the post-9/11 security state. Sep 21, 2011 Full Review Robert Koehler Variety A case of solid journalism that happens to be cinematically interesting. Sep 21, 2011 Full Review John DeFore Hollywood Reporter Sharply focused and superbly put together. Sep 21, 2011 Full Review Richard Propes The filmmakers do an excellent job of presenting all sides of the issue. Rated: 3.5/4.0 Sep 2, 2020 Full Review Cynthia Fuchs PopMatters As Better This World puts together the pieces of Brad Crowley and David McKay's stories, it appears they weren't always aware of what was going on around them. Sep 8, 2011 Full Review Chris Barsanti ...less a case of highwire drama than a punishing stumble into a looking-glass world where criminals are made so that they can be undone. Rated: 3/5 Aug 12, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Childhood friends from Texas set out to prove themselves.
      Kelly Duane, Katie Galloway
      Executive Producer
      John Battsek, Julie Goldman, Nicole Stott
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 9, 2017