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Common Sense says

age 15+

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age 14+

Based on 33 reviews

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age 8+

Based on 5 reviews

age 13+

Excellent film

This is a wonderful and balanced documentary and I think whoever put together the "expert review" on this site should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves. Do you really think it is in any way balanced to write a review peppered with words such as "venomous", "rabid" and "masquerade"? I find it quite bizarre that you think that Cassie Jaye "doesn't question" when the entire film presents her struggling with her own transformation - what do you think was meant by her saying "there is still some doubt" at the end of the film? If one makes a film about men's rights, they are not obligated to have to talk about women's right. Not doing so does not negate the existence of women's issues - it simply means that issues for men and women coexist and are not mutually exclusive, which is what your review appears to imply. I have a 5 year old daughter, by the way, so I am deeply personally invested in ensuring women are safe and are not prevented from achieving because of who they are (as you can see, one can actually care for both). Also, you cannot actually make a film and "give all the necessary facts" - this would make the film last longer than the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Or is it just that you can't stand anyone voicing any criticism against the feminist movement? But your questions for discussion section towers it all. "What does it mean to be a feminist? Why do you think so many people misunderstand or misuse the term?" It reminds me of some communist jokes from Russia I once heard, in the vein of "Who is your role model and why Stalin?" - in other words, why suggest a discussion or debate with children when you've already decided on the answer? Outside of the issue at hand (feminism), I cannot think of a more patronising approach to one's own children. Luckily, judging from the Kids Say section of the reviews, they seem to have more sense than the "expert reviewer". I think your review is not a review of the film, it's just a review (a restatement, rather) of your own opinion. You didn't like what Cassie Jaye is trying to do in the film, tried to present your opinion as a film review and thought we wouldn't notice. Well, we did.

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age 11+

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age 13+

Thought Provoking

I think the expert review of this dismisses what the (formerly) feminist documentary maker was attempting to do. With a thoughtful and pragmatic approach, Cassie Jaye sits calmly with the members of the men's rights organisation and listens. She then methodically investigates their claims and finds that they are correct. She examines her own thought patterns and prejudices fairly and organically. I think all teenagers would benefit from seeing that process.
age 18+

Jaye takes us to never-never land...where research doesn't matter wheee!

This filmmaker has an agenda we don't know about but let me take a guess: we all want the fight for women's rights to be over. We like men, and hate it when sexism wrecks things. it's just sooo much easier to live in a fantasy where it's not really that bad. That's what Jaye is doing here. Looking feverishly for reasons that would mean we can relax; sexism is not real, just ask the MRA. Then you overhear teenage boys joyfully singing to one of Eminem's many songs about raping women, songs he's made millions from, and that this cretin is actually looked up to, that no one seems to protest his obvious hate speech towards the most vulnerable group of all...and reality snaps back. Ms. Jaye has not done her research on the Mens Movement. Men's Rights groups are part of the online Manosphere and an important off-shoot of these fringe and often extremist hate groups are incels. In fact, incels are considered a domestic terrorist group due to the mass shootings of women which began with one of their heros, Elliott Rodger. Many don't know the kind of vile hatred that can be found behind the more polite "reasonable" spokesmen of this movement. I can't help wondering why she didn't interview a more well-adjusted group of men, to see how they felt about things. (In fact, Oprah does just that. Once in a while she does a Mens issue and I have always found these interviews so enlightening. But these men talked about their problems without blaming feminist or women in general and that's the difference.) Now about those statistics: -It may be that more women are violent in relationships than men, but the research from ER departments and police records show that women tend to slap, throw things or shove while men tend to punch, kick and use weapons. Overwhelmingly. And it is women who are sent to the hospitals with serious injuries. It was feminists who set up safe shelters. -Jaye omits the staggering rape statistics, the 3 percent conviction rate, the ongoing suffering victims go through-the courts, the media, the public, and the fact that no one believes her. Oh and then there's all those vile songs she hears. It just seems odd to leave out these stats, while cherry-picking only the ones that affect men-this clearly shows her bias. Oh, feminism is the cause of their suffering. See? Having jobs and the vote-this is destroying men, according to MRA. The above reviewer is correct. Jaye's movie is so slanted in favour of MRA that it almost looks like pure propaganda. It's odd: she actually avoids asking about Paul Elam's online statement, published in 2010: “Should I be called to sit on a jury for a rape trial, I vow publicly to vote not guilty, even in the face of overwhelming evidence that the charges are true.” Now, here's a movement known for hatred of women and she avoids the obvious misogyny. That's some serious bias. Of course men suffer, but at whose hands? Where are the male Counsellers to help them? Or is it men who've decided being a Therapist is not a macho enough field? We desperately need men to help other men, but it is men who decide not to get help when they get addicted to (oh look more misogyny) online porn, men who decide not to wear a condom to avoid becoming a Father, men who must help each other get well and no amount of woman-bashing will help them in that endeavour. Men overwhelmingly run the court systems and it is the male judges who decided that Mothers should win custody of children as opposed to the Fathers. Thankfully, that is changing, albeit not fast enough, I agree. Fathers are incredibly important. Stats prove that something like 90 percent of homeless men and women come from Fatherless homes. The vast majority of criminals come from Fatherless homes. But it was feminists who first suggested that Fathers spend far more time doing child-care. This movie does not address the fact that the MRA spend all their time online bashing women instead of focussing on how to solve their own issues. That right there shows their real agenda.
age 17+

To Barbara Shulgasser-Parker. You're clearly a biased radical Feminist.

Listen, this movie is not unbalanced and this biased movie reviewer can lick my ball sack for listing it as such. This reviewer cant see past her own goddamn face if she thinks this movie does anything other than present a fair and balanced issue in a thought provoking format.

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age 18+

This movie is not neutral as it was funded by the subjects of the film

She starts off with the lie of it being self funded, when in Australia it has EXCLUSIVE distribution rights by Mens Rights Melbourne. A man who said if her were ever on the jury of a rape case he would vote the man innocent regardless of evidence and has a historic record of domestic assult as a producer of this film. This is a piece of propaganda that isnt worth watching because it takes an issue that needs to be talked about in the social space. Things like custody rights in family courts are something that would greatly benefit from dialogue, but this is further poisoning the well by polarizing the issue and deceives its audience
age 13+

A long overdue film that finally tells some truth

We finally see something other than screaming feminists using brown shirt tactics to shut down a long-needed look at what is happening to men that is beyond inexcusable.

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age 12+

Very biased review of commonsense media

I don't know where to start, praising the movie or criticize commonsensemedia ( The name itself is an irony). But just like literally every review posted by the users of commonsensemedia discuss how the movie is so great in many ways let me discuss about the misandry and biasness in the review. Let's start with the whole "review" that was put forth. In positive messages section, Barbara Shulgasser-Parker( the reviewer of the movie ) starts with, "Women aren't disadvantaged citizens in American society, even though they are paid less money for doing the same jobs as men, don't run the major corporations in America, and have been barred traditionally from many kinds of jobs and careers." Cassie Jaye has said this in interviews, TEDX, youtube videos, conference and in other medias over and over and over again that just like women face different issues in different parts of the life men face different different issues in different ways. Just like women paid less money than men, men tend to have 6 years less life expectancy. Just like women dont run major corporations in America, men also face discrimination in schools and colleges in different forms. Also she stated the women are barred from many jobs( Literally I cant find any jobs that currently restricts women in US, but internationally the jobs that women are not allowed includes Polishing Glass, Driving buses and trucks, using tools, mining and many other low paying jobs),men also face 99% workplace deaths compared to women. After that she wrote "Men are the ones who deserve our pity and funding." After reading this , dont you think men need some funding. And she ends with, Some women marry men for money and that is a "form of prostitution." Dont know why she wrote the form of prostitution in quote but here is my question, Do you have any logic to counter this fact, or did you just expect people to believe you just because you named yourself "commonsensemedia"? She then keeps on her biasness by saing " more men are arrested, convicted, imprisoned, and executed proves that men are discriminated against." In the documentary she said, FOR THE SAME CRIME, MEN ARE SENTENCED 66% MORE PRISON SENTENCE COMPARED TO WOMEN , DO YOU HEAR THAT OVER YOUR FEMINIST WALL, "FOR THE SAME CRIME. " She also said that "Female sexual assault against men is discussed as if it were commonplace and as physically and psychologically traumatizing as violent forced penetration by a man against a woman." Really, you wanna know about pshychological trauma, then be a man and talk about sexual assault and see every one laugh it off as a joke(men will laugh it off asking to be manly and women will laugh it off as it infringe their victim sphere). Want pshychological trauma, then see yourself being accused of a rape crime you didnot commit and see the world say hang the "ACCUSED", see yourself being boycotted by the society and lose yourself a job, and lose every respect from every person that you ever love , even after you are cleared from the accusation, you have to live and will be treated as a "rapist" for the rest of your life. Lastly, I want to say something to Barbara Shulgasser-Parker. Thank you for proving every point that Cassie Jaye made in her TedX talk, and thank you for being a part of the reason for the unpopularity of feminism in our current world.

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age 13+

A must watch, common sense movie to see in this generation

Disgusting biased review from a clearly feminist/SJW. Watch the movie for yourself and make your own educated opinion rather than the typical leftist movement trying to silence moderate views.

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age 18+

watch and learn