Owen Gleiberman
October 05, 2012 AT 04:00 AM EDT

2016: Obama's America

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG
Wide Release Date
08/24/12
distributor
Rocky Mountain Pictures
genre
Documentary

We gave it a F

Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary is no mere screed: 2016: Obama’s America is a nonsensically unsubstantiated act of character assassination. D’Souza’s thesis is that Obama has spent his life trying to please his late Kenyan father — and that the result is he’s an anticolonial socialist revolutionary. What’s the evidence? Shockingly, it’s Obama’s autobiography, Dreams From My Father. D’Souza quotes it as if Obama’s attempt to understand the father he barely knew was a confession of radicalism — a confession that, somehow, he was also out to hide. F

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