The Men Who Built America

2012

Biography / Documentary / History

6
IMDb Rating 8.5/10 10 4622 4.6K

Director

Top cast

Campbell Scott as Narrator 4 episodes, 2012
Donald Trump as Self - Real Estate Mogul 4 episodes, 2012
Mark Cuban as Self - Owner, Dallas Mavericks 4 episodes, 2012
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799.58 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 26 min
Seeds 25
1.45 GB
1918*1080
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 26 min
Seeds 33

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by genevievesfire 10 / 10

Great Show If You Don't Pick It Apart!

Although I am not a history major or a self-proclaimed history buff, I loved this show. I normally NEVER watch TV and I simply couldn't stop until I was done with the series. I thought the producers did an excellent job of making these stories interesting and I also enjoyed the commentary. The men portrayed, (Vanderbuilt, Rockefeller, Carnegie, J.P. Morgan, and Ford) were business geniuses regardless of their often unscrupulous tactics amongst each other, smaller business and the working man. It's still a part of American history that everyone should learn about, including kids in school. Also, it's much better than most shows you find on TV these days.

Reviewed by cbkrasno 9 / 10

Loved it!

Came across the show while flicking through the channels one evening. Caught it half way thorough the second episode and was instantly interested. Decided quickly to find the On-demand channel for the History Channel so that I could start from the beginning. Watched the first and second episode in one swoop. Couldn't wait for next episode.

I thought the show was great. I was not born in USA, so to me the show was immensely educational. Also, liked the way the show was constructed. Halfway between a documentary and a film.

Many interesting and surprising facts about these "robber barons" - who they were, where they came from, how they made it and what made them tick. The most interesting thing was how these men were linked to each other through coincidental business deals. On another level the show explained the immense strength that America gained internationally through the tenacity and ambition of these men - without taking away from the individual aspect of the men themselves.

Reviewed by dallasryan 9 / 10

Very Well Done

I was expecting the usual type series you get for series' like this which is the usual 'they are good, but it's kind of boring and hammy'. Not at all the case on this one. First of all, very interesting. I learned so much that I had no clue about before. The acting is actually pretty good, but what really drives this series home is the terrific narration, the fantastic editing, and the magnificent sound and music that ties along with it.

This series is proof that if you have some patience, talent and money to put into the production, the possibilities are then limitless. And this production understands the great importance and power of a well thought out sound and music to play in the background. At times you feel like you're watching different mafia families go at it with each other. That you're watching the high powered cartels dish it out and it absorbs you in to where you don't want to stop watching. This is a brilliant series to watch and I was very pleasantly surprised by it.

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