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A Thousand Cuts (2020)



Critic Consensus: A sobering documentary and a stark warning, A Thousand Cuts underscores the importance of the press at a pivotal moment in world history.

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Nowhere is the worldwide erosion of democracy, fueled by social media disinformation campaigns, more starkly evident than in the authoritarian regime of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Journalist Maria Ressa places the tools of the free press--and her freedom--on the line in defense of truth and democracy.


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All Critics (31) | Top Critics (10)

If you care about freedom of the press and democracy, it's a film you have to see.

August 17, 2020 | Full Review…

It's a fascinating movie on many, many levels.

August 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Suspenseful and depressing...

August 11, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Exactly how many cuts are left?

August 10, 2020 | Full Review…

As the film focuses more tightly on her, it becomes a more gripping document. And it certainly is gripping, as the cloud of menace threatening her becomes firmer.

August 9, 2020 | Full Review…

[I]t's hard to overstate the relevance of what A Thousand Cuts reveals about a democracy sliding into authoritarianism-and what Ressa has to say about the proper ways to push back.

August 7, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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