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Fail State Reviews

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March 25, 2019
This is a serious and sober film, but what makes it engrossing are story lines that feel incredibly personal...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 17, 2018
Fail State is dense with information but incorporates just enough intimate, personal portraiture to make itself tragically human.
November 9, 2018
Shebanow doesn't beat the point into the ground, but he does observe that stock prices for exploitative for-profit schools surged as soon as America elected the figurehead of Trump University to the White House.
November 6, 2018
Shebanow does an excellent job of laying out the sordid history of the decline of American higher educational systems in "Fail State"...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 6, 2018
The ham-fisted approach undercuts the valuable information that makes up Fail State.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
October 31, 2018
Overreaching, but damning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 22, 2018
[A] well-paced, chock-full documentary...
October 22, 2018
Fail State's revealing examination of the broken financial aid system is undercut by a stale and scattered presentation.
October 19, 2018
Takes a cogent look at the issues, making comprehensible the complex history of American higher education, the government's shifting role in supporting it, and the increasingly corporate exploitation of the American-Dreaming underclass.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 19, 2018
A powerful investigative report on for-profit schools that are exploiting working people while enriching Wall Street investors in the same way as bundled mortgages in 2007 and likely leading to the same kind of financial crash.
October 18, 2018
[Fail State] remains a truly eye-opening and crucial exposé of yet another way, not unlike during last decade's subprime mortgage crisis, that vulnerable Americans get hurt just by trying to better their lives.
October 15, 2018
At a time when the US is beginning to reckon with the economic and social costs of having an undereducated population, Fail State is a useful contribution to ongoing debates.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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