Big Boys Gone Bananas!* (2012)
Average Rating: 6.1/10
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Average Rating: 5.8/10
Critic Reviews: 6
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Average Rating: 3.9/5
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Big Boys Gone Bananas!* has been called a classic David Vs Goliath story - but this is more about defending the right to freedom of speech and what happens to a documentary filmmaker when he goes up against a large corporation like Dole Foods and how far Dole will go to shift the focus off of them and onto the filmmaker even after their own CEO has admitted wrong doing in a court of law. Media spin, PR scare tactics, dirty tricks, lawsuits, and corporate bullying come into play, but it is the
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An eye-opening look at the way the U.S. media fell lockstep behind Dole's claims.
The film's protests of censorship ring hollow given its selective version of the truth.
A provocative look at what can happen when corporate power takes aim at independent film.
An occasionally fascinating, if ultimately reductive, showdown between First Amendment rights and corporate power.
A David-and Goliath story that delves into corporate scare tactics, legal effrontery, brand protection, media manipulation, online propagandizing and craven behavior.
A compelling story about freedom of speech, and how in a worldwide economy and digital age companies are even more apt to take aggressive measures to squelch voices and stories that can negatively impact their bottom lines.
A film that convinces you that individuals' actions can make a difference.
Interesting enough but there's nothing here a Wikipedia page won't tell you.
Gertten's film deftly lifts the lid on the black ops of 21st-century "brand management". Dole comes out smelling of ordure.
A sweetly quixotic documentary about the justice sought by a Swedish film-maker after Dole, the fruit-tinning company, tried to ban his earlier documentary about pesticide-poisoned banana pickers in Nicaragua.
A punchy examination of an oppressive corporate machinery in full swing.
A compelling case study in the perils of taking on Goliath, and a timely parable about modern media and corporate "reputation anxiety".
Far more dramatic than Dragon Tattoo since it involves a real Swede against real vicious corporate pigs. The truth, of course, is always more interesting than fiction.
The issue remains that this variety of faux-populism seems better suited to the soapbox than the silver screen.
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