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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must.
Historically, i have always been sceptical of most conspiracy theories. 'Man never went to the moon' comes to mind as one of the most convincing and yet, as such a big statement - ultimately hard to believe. Zeitgeist is well presented, albeit a rather amateur/low budget affair. The film begins (highly presumptiously) by contesting religion as a whole, linking...
Published on 10 May 2009 by Mr. C. R. Macdonald

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A frustrating mix of genuinely interesting historical analysis and feverish conjecture
Zeitgeist is epic in scale. Its overall argument, if I've understood it, is that the tiny minority of the 'haves' of the world have for centuries been insidiously manipulating the 'have-nots' for the personal gain and continued influence of the former. The program is split into three distinct parts: the first covers religion, the second the events of September 11th, and...
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must., 10 May 2009
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This review is from: Zeitgeist (DVD)
Historically, i have always been sceptical of most conspiracy theories. 'Man never went to the moon' comes to mind as one of the most convincing and yet, as such a big statement - ultimately hard to believe. Zeitgeist is well presented, albeit a rather amateur/low budget affair. The film begins (highly presumptiously) by contesting religion as a whole, linking astronomical events to the alleged 'fabricated' storytelling of jesus christ and the strange similarities with other 'mythologies' around the world at the time. This section of the film makes for interesting viewing, although fails to establish a solid evidence base for its argument. The latter part of the film concentrates on American history, the creation of a private central banking institute and the perceived influence key players had on wars within the last 100 years. Intelligently, Zeitgeist does not patronise the viewer by suggesting 'we are right, listen to us'. Instead the film intends to provoke thought and it that sense, it succeeds tremendously.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every human being on earth must watch this., 7 Nov 2011
This review is from: Zeitgeist: The Movie [PAL] (DVD)
I can only acertain that there is an reason for there being no review on Amazon for this film.

This is vitally important, life changing viewing. I cannot stress how informative, important, and disturbing this film is. It details exactly what I beleive we all feel in our souls, and does an incredible job of highlighting the key factors that are leading us blindly into a world ruled by money and private enterprise.

I care not to divulge what is said in this film, only that you simply must watch it, and spread the word. It's powerful cinema like this that can inspire a nation to educate themselves and do something about our current climate.

I only hope this review is published, and read, and acted upon.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent piece of film making, 25 Nov 2011
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Nadine Kuhne "Nads" (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Zeitgeist: The Movie [PAL] (DVD)
This is a must see for everyone seeking the truth which governments and mainstream media have been hiding from us for so long.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Anger and Amazement, 11 Dec 2011
This review is from: Zeitgeist: The Movie [PAL] (DVD)
I watched this film a few years back when it appeared on the web as a free film. I watched the whole thing. This film will provoke anger and amazement, anger at what the people of this earth have to put up with and amazement that no one does anything about it.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Challenging and thought provoking - a must see, 6 Oct 2009
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Zeitgeist is nothing if not controversial and will undoubtably polarise viewers based on their existing beliefs and standpoint. I don't know if anyone's view will be changed but it's healthy to challenge oneself and question the world around you - making this a must see film.

Arranged in three parts, Zeitgeist (meaning 'spirit of the times') addresses religion, (in particular Christianity), the 9/11 World trade Centre disaster and the financial institutions of the world (focusing on the US).

Those that read and enjoyed John Pilger's New Rulers of the World will find much in common with the latter section - but with a particlar focus on the United States' federal bank.

Conventional thinkers will dismiss this film as left-wing propoganda and conspiracy theoryist and those that share the views will see it as further proof to further their beliefs.

Watch it and make your own mind up.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars special, 30 Nov 2011
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A profound intillectual and artistic acheivement, containing possibly THE most relevent information to our times. Essential viewing for one and all.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A frustrating mix of genuinely interesting historical analysis and feverish conjecture, 12 Oct 2012
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Mr. S. J. Downing "Stevie D" (Devon, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Zeitgeist: The Movie [PAL] (DVD)
Zeitgeist is epic in scale. Its overall argument, if I've understood it, is that the tiny minority of the 'haves' of the world have for centuries been insidiously manipulating the 'have-nots' for the personal gain and continued influence of the former. The program is split into three distinct parts: the first covers religion, the second the events of September 11th, and the third the influence of the big money-men on the events of the past three hundred years or so.

The religion-based first third of the film ties a broad link between the origins of Christianity and far older western astrology. The highlight of this section is it's comparisons of the Christ mythology with messianic characters from other religions. These show us that much of his story, such as the virgin birth, the 25th of December birthday, the cruxifiction and the resurrection are fundamental parts of other, forebearing faiths. More dubious is it's attempts to square elements of Christian scripture with astrological zodiac doctrine that had long since preceeded the rise of Judeo-Christianity.

The 9/11 section of the film asks difficult questions about what is believed about the events of that day. Why, for instance, if the plane which crashed into the Pentagon was vapourised by the heat of its own explosion, was it possible for the FBI to fingerprint-ID the terrorists who flew it into the building? Why is it that some of the 19 people named by the US Government as being involved in the hijackings are still alive and well and curious to know why the finger has been pointed at them?

That said, although the 9/11 section casts serious doubt on the official position, its ultimate conjecture that, "it looks like it might be an inside job, therefore it must be one" is weak.

For me, the most convincing part of the film was the last third. This was a more focused look at the money-men behind government policy, past and present. It explains the role of central banking, showing how banks lend and sell money to the governments of the world with interest, thus putting them in debt to the banks and requiring them to borrow more money in order to pay that debt, in an endless, vicious cycle. It goes on to suggest that the bankers have orchestrated all the major wars of the past 100 years or so, including the 9/11 attacks as a casus belli. It's during war that governments need to borrow most from the banks, thus war is the most profitable time for tycoons. These claims are backed up with quotes from as far back as the American Revolution, when statesmen warned of the dangers of putting capital power in the hands of a few men at the expense of the freedoms of the many.

Sadly, the last third of the film deteriorates into a vague attack on mass-consumerism, loosely linking it to the plans of the bankers to keep us entertained and docile whilst they consolidate their grasp on the world. If Zeitgeist is to believed, it's final message is that we can look forward to a one-world, one-government order, controlled by the bankers, with us mutely towing the line as microchipped sheep.

Zeitgeist contains all the hallmarks of classic conspiracy hokum: wild, poorly substantiated claims of hidden, impossibly powerful forces manipulating us. The third of the film dealing with religion seems strangely incongruous alongside the other two, although it is roughly hinted that since Christianity itself is highly dubious, it is only sensible to think of it as a tool of the ruling elite to keep the proles in brain-dead submission.

Negative points aside, Zeitgeist is a well-produced piece of television that makes you stop and think seriously and cynically about the powers that be - not least about the manipulative potential of television itself - and that can only be a good thing. Whether or not Zeitgeist would stand up to such rigourous scrutiny itself is another matter.

NOTE: This was written in Jan 2008 before the film was available for review on Amazon.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars zeitgeist movie, 6 April 2009
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Andee (northampton, UK) - See all my reviews
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wow what a real eye opener
if you have any interest in conspiracies theories, then this is the film for you
ENJOY
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Sobering..A must watch!!, 4 July 2010
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A must watch!! Some may call this a cult movement which is complete rubbish it's just information and information that really helps to 'wake' you up. This is not a conspiracy theory dvd put together by a bunch of wacked out, high hippies, these people are intelligent, level headed beings who just want to help make you more aware of the Truths and Lies in this 'Plastic Society' we 'live' in today. A very important DVD.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enlightening, 15 Feb 2010
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For those who always thought religion was difficult to believe, now you have a worthy adversary.
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