7.3/10
508
13 user 4 critic

Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause (2003)

Linguist, intellectual and activist, Noam Chomsky discusses and reflects on the state of world events including the War in Iraq, September 11th, the War on Terror, Media Manipulation and ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The noted scholar, political and social analyst Noam Chomsky presents his critique of America's "War on Terror" with his support for the fact that such a "War" cannot exist.

Director: John Junkerman
Stars: Noam Chomsky
Documentary | Biography | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick
Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A documentary on the life of John Lennon, with a focus on the time in his life when he transformed from a musician into an antiwar activist.

Directors: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld
Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Stew Albert
Documentary | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A series of interviews featuring linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky done in hand-drawn animation.

Director: Michel Gondry
Stars: Noam Chomsky, Michel Gondry, Richard Feynman
Why We Fight (2005)
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions.

Director: Eugene Jarecki
Stars: Gore Vidal, John McCain, Ken Adelman
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Award winning journalist John Pilger examines the role of Washington in America's manipulation of Latin American politics during the last 50 years leading up to the struggle by ordinary ... See full summary »

Directors: Christopher Martin, John Pilger, and 1 more credit »
Stars: John Pilger, Philip Agee, Salvador Allende
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An investigation of "disaster capitalism", based on Naomi Klein's proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance.

Directors: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom
Stars: Ewen Cameron, Janine Huard, Naomi Klein
Democracy Now! (TV Series 2001)
News | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Stars: Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, Nermeen Shaikh
The Century of the Self (TV Mini-Series 2002)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

A documentary about the rise of psychoanalysis as a powerfull mean of persuasion for both governments and corporations.

Stars: Martin Bergmann, Ann Bernays, Werner Erhard
Documentary

Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the ... See full summary »

Directors: Loretta Alper, Jeremy Earp
Stars: Phyllis Bennis, Max Blumenthal, Noam Chomsky
Four Horsemen (2012)
Documentary | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The modern day Four Horsemen continue to ride roughshod over the people who can least afford it. Crises are converging when governments, religion and mainstream economists have stalled. 23 ... See full summary »

Director: Ross Ashcroft
Stars: Dominic Frisby, Gillian Tett, Lawrence Wilkerson
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Chomsky is back giving two 1-hour lectures at Merrimack College and University of Manchester.

Stars: Noam Chomsky
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Himself
Carol Chomsky ...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

Linguist, intellectual and activist, Noam Chomsky discusses and reflects on the state of world events including the War in Iraq, September 11th, the War on Terror, Media Manipulation and Control, Social Activism, Fear, and American Foreign Policy in both large forums and in small interactive discussions with other intellectuals, activists, fans, students and critics. Interwoven, is Dr. Carol Chomsky, Noam's wife and manager who reflects on what drives Noam and what life is like with him. Other candid reflections about Noam Chomsky and his thoughts, work and influece are offerred by others throughout the film. Written by Steve Lawrence <telawrence@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | War

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 April 2004 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Noam Chomsky: If you look through hundreds of years of history, the West has a virtual monopoly on violence. So, massive terror is the kind of thing we do to them, you know, they're not supposed to do it to us, uh, September 11th was the first break. It's the first time in hundreds of years that any Western country has suffered on home soil - the thing they do routinely everywhere else, you know? And in Israel it's sort of the same. Actually, it's pretty striking for me to see this. I had a, uh - after ...
See more »

Connections

References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

You're So Cool
Composed by Hans Zimmer
Courtesy of Morgan Creek Music Group
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Really interesting and well done.
10 July 2003 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

This is a really interesting perspective on Noam Chomsky that I haven't seen before. Chomsky is one of the most out-spoken critics of the US and it's government and this film really showcases him in his element. The film is broken into chapters on various issues with Chomsky discussing the issues with students and other intellectuals. This I thought was a really interesting because I have never really seen Chomsky engaged in debate with other people. It's funny how he challenges people on their views and is patient enough to listen to others try and attack his in return. Even at his age, his mind is as sharp as a knife and you can see him formulating in his mind his rebuttal to others comments. And when he unleashes his response it's often to the point and accurate (and right). I read somewhere that "Rebel Without A Pause" is the title Bono from U2 gave Chomsky and it's very appropriate. Having not seen any one else with the encyclopedic knowledge of Chomsky, it's easy to see why his is one of the great minds of the 20th century. It's sad that more people don't hear his views these days as they are really on the mark. And with what looks like an Iraq war made on false pretenses (of which Chomsky already suggests in this film which was made BEFORE the war happened) you can see how he's still ahead of the game. This is a great film and if you can find it in a indy theatre or on tv you should check it out because you'll be learning a bit more about the world you live in in the process.


11 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Almost-Nuclear War incident? only_myschly

Contribute to This Page