Fail State

Fail State

Fail State is a movie starring Gibson Frazier, David Halperin, and Tom Harkin. Executive produced by news legend Dan Rather, Fail State investigates the dark side of American higher education, chronicling decades of policy decisions...

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1 hours 33 minutes
Gibson Frazier, Maxine Waters, Tom Harkin, David Halperin
Alexander Shebanow
Nicholas Adams, Alexander Shebanow, Regina Sobel
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Comments about documentary «Fail State» (131)

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Rose Knight

Executive produced by news legend Dan Rather, Fail State investigates the dark side of American higher education, chronicling decades of policy decisions in Washington DC that have given rise to a powerful and highly-predatory for-profit college industry. With echoes of the subprime mortgage crisis, the film lays bare how for-profit colleges exploited millions of low-income and minority students, leaving them with worthless degrees and drowning in student loan debt. Director Alexander Shebanow traces the rise, fall, and resurgence of the for-profit college industry, uncovering their Wall Street backing and incestuous relationship with the regulators and lawmakers charged with overseeing them.

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Tammy M.

I had heard great reviews, but wasn't expecting to love it. Turns out, it was as good as people were saying!

Gregory B. avatar
Gregory B.

I have to say this is one of my favorite movies.

Randy B. avatar
Randy B.

David Halperin and Tom Harkin were the perfect match for this film.

Beverly W. avatar
Beverly W.

New creation of Alexander Shebanow. His films are waiting with a special look, because it offers something that every day, unfortunately, less and less can be found in the world of mass cinema - an interesting spectacle, filled with meaning, ideas and emotions.

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Shirley Long

Perfect...Just Perfect. Do yourselves a favor and watch it!

Nancy avatar

This movie surprised me, it was really good. This is a movie worth watching!

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Heather Watkins

This movie was fantastic!!! Do yourself a favor and watch it :)

Bruce avatar

Saw the movie.. again and again. Besides the fact that the script is great, the actors are at their best.

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Wayne H.

Very moving, very touching. For that alone, it deserves unalloyed plaudits.

Gloria avatar

It's smart, intense, well acted and superbly done. AMAZING FILM!

Beverly avatar

I just came back from seeing this movie, twice! Yes, it is that good. The highlight in this film was definitely David Halperin and Tom Harkin. David Halperin gave such a convincing and emotional performance in a character who is so sensitive. Tom Harkin was really good at bringing to life such a character. I was really amazed at how good he was playing