Manufacturing Consent - Noam Chomsky and the Media (1993) - Rotten Tomatoes

Manufacturing Consent - Noam Chomsky and the Media (1993)




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Profiling linguist Noam Chomsky, who has been described as a political dissident because of his thoughts on the media and propoganda.

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Critic Reviews for Manufacturing Consent - Noam Chomsky and the Media

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

It's as manipulative as the corporate media it places under fire.

November 13, 2017 | Full Review…

[A] well-intentioned but undeniably dull take...

March 16, 2020 | Full Review…


September 13, 2007 | Rating: 4/5

A long, fascinating docu about the noted MIT professor and his lifelong work about propaganda in American society, or more specifically how the mass media set the agenda by selecting, distorting, framing--and also ignoring--major social issues.

December 26, 2006 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Manufacturing Consent - Noam Chomsky and the Media

Chomsky's landmark exposition of the media and how they choose to depict stories is still relevant today. However, he misses the mark on a key element: how the media can be driven to cover stories based on profit rather than some grand conspiracy. A visual masterpiece nonetheless.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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I think the substance of this documentary was excellent - very important views are presented about how people and information are controlled. Was it exciting? No. Was it informative and interesting? Yes.

Sarah Prisbylla
Sarah Prisbylla

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A great introduction to not only Chomsky but critical thinking. It's not as important to agree with Chomsky as to start thinking for yourself. A film everyone should see.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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