MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,351 this week

War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death (2007)

 -  Documentary  -  14 May 2007 (USA)
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 931 users   Metascore: 57/100
Reviews: 15 user | 20 critic | 5 from Metacritic.com

War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 382 titles
created 29 Sep 2011
 
a list of 49 titles
created 07 Feb 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 25 Jul 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 27 May 2013
 
a list of 3510 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death (2007)

War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death (2007) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Directors: Jeremy Earp, Sut Jhally
Stars: Tariq Ali, Benjamin Barber, Medea Benjamin
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A documentary analyzing the role of the modern American media and its effects on democracy.

Director: Robert Kane Pappas
Stars: Charles Lewis, Robert McChesney, Mark Crispin Miller
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

This is a ground breaking documentary investigating allegations of election fraud during the 2004 U.S... See full synopsis »

Directors: Simon Ardizzone, Russell Michaels
Stars: Bev Harris, Harri Hursti, James Naughton
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Troublemaking duo Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, posing as their industrious alter-egos, expose the people profiting from Hurricane Katrina, the faces behind the environmental disaster in Bhopal, and other shocking events.

Directors: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Reggie Watts, Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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: Will Pascoe
Stars: Noam Chomsky, Carol Chomsky
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.

Director: Michael Moore
Stars: Michael Moore, Thora Birch, William Black
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Thousands of private soldiers operate in Iraq alone... and many more around the world. These individuals, known as private security contractors, are changing the face of modern warfare ... See full summary »

Directors: Nick Bicanic, Jason Bourque
Stars: Alan Bell, Phil Lancaster, Madelaine Drohan
Not Just a Game (Video 2010)
Documentary | History | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

This critique of U.S. sports culture shows how 20th-century sports has consistently reflected the hegemonic political discourse of the day, specifically, elite narratives about nationalism, war, gender, race, homosexuality and capitalism.

Director: Jeremy Earp
Stars: Dave Zirin
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Portrait of Andy Goldsworthy, an artist whose specialty is ephemeral sculptures made from elements of nature.

Director: Thomas Riedelsheimer
Stars: Andy Goldsworthy, Anna Goldsworthy, Holly Goldsworthy
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media's misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents.

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Tariq Ali, Raúl Castro, Hugo Chávez
Collapse II (2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A documentary on Michael Ruppert, a police officer turned independent reporter who predicted the current financial crisis in his self-published newsletter, From the Wilderness.

Director: Chris Smith
Stars: Michael Ruppert
The New Rulers of the World (TV Movie 2001)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The myths of globalisation have been incorporated into much of our everyday language. "Thinking globally" and "the global economy" are part of a jargon that assumes we are all part of one ... See full summary »

Directors: Alan Lowery, John Pilger
Stars: Pramoedya Ananta Toer, George Monbiot, Dita Sari
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Spiro Agnew ...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Herself (archive footage)
Peter Arnett ...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
Dick Cheney ...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
J. William Fulbright ...
Himself (archive footage)
Sean Hannity ...
Himself (archive footage)
Brit Hume ...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. Narrated by actor and activist Sean Penn, the film exhumes remarkable archival footage of official distortion and exaggeration from LBJ to George W. Bush, revealing in stunning detail how the American news media have uncritically disseminated the pro-war messages of successive presidential administrations. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

media | deception | spin | propaganda

Taglines:

Learn history. Then change it.

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 May 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diefkolynontas ton polemo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(NTSC Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features Triumph of the Will (1935) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I Found Out That I Didn't Know What I Thought I Knew.
22 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a very critical thinker and have prided myself on not being taken in the propaganda of our business (greed) interested media. After seeing this movie at an University of Oregon symposium I am shaking my head at how easy it is to manipulate the mass population, whether it is by the right or the left, and whether they are on guard. I never connected the dots before on how easy it is to sell war and just how gullible we all are.

This movie should be shown in every critical thinking class at both the high school and college level. It is a wake up call for all of us to protect ourselves from the subtle, effective media propaganda that influences us in just about all our decisions.

Although this movies is critical of our current president and his politics, it doesn't treat kindly those who preceded him in the office of the presidency. The way things stand today the choice between Democrat or Republican is simply what ever we have been told it is and doesn't equate to the reality of politics where money rules.

I probably have talked to most of my friends about this movie more than any other movie this year. I can guarantee you more than one epipthany.


36 of 41 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Worth seeing spyderkin22
Funny sounding sound edit. mace1337
I liked this but no reference to PBS Frontline or the internet blogs. msweeney277
Less than 30 posts overall on this board... chenzi

Contribute to This Page