Reviews: Totally Under Control (2020)

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  • [New] | Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: An ethically charged documentary about the U.S. government’s response to COVID-19.
  • Glenn Dunks @ The Film Experience
    • Excerpt: But none feel quite as spontaneous and ambitious as Totally Under Control from directors Alex Gibney, Ophelia Harutyunyan, and Suzanne Hillinger. A feature-length documentary that takes its title from one of many Donald Trump quotes that should theoretically haunt him for years to come (if he was capable of shame or regret, that is) and which examines the United States’ response to the still very present COVID-19 pandemic and just what went wrong.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: If you’ve been paying attention, not much is surprising in muckraker Alex Gibney’s timeline-driven rundown of Trump’s COVID crimes. But there is immense value in seeing it all laid out so clearly.
  • Jared Mobarak @
    • Excerpt: Rather than move the voter gauge, this documentary is primed to move the historical conversation that will continue to be written over the next decade or more.
  • Josh Taylor @ The Forgetful Film Critic
    • Excerpt: Totally Under Control lays out its arguments with sobering facts and a chilling style. Gibney and his co-directors have made a vital and damning piece of reportage that will act as a roadmap after this is all over.