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Big Boys Gone Bananas!* Reviews

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Budd Wilkins
Slant Magazine

The issue remains that this variety of faux-populism seems better suited to the soapbox than the silver screen.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 25, 2012
Andrew Schenker
Time Out New York
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An occasionally fascinating, if ultimately reductive, showdown between First Amendment rights and corporate power.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

July 24, 2012
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies

Interesting enough but there's nothing here a Wikipedia page won't tell you.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 2/5

September 20, 2012
Simon Abrams
Village Voice
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The film's protests of censorship ring hollow given its selective version of the truth.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 31, 2012
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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Big Boys Gone Bananas!* makes a damning case against Dole as a corporate bully eager to silence criticism, but it raises troubling questions about the veracity of its own case it frustratingly has no interest in answering.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C+

January 21, 2012
Simon Kinnear
Total Film

A compelling case study in the perils of taking on Goliath, and a timely parable about modern media and corporate "reputation anxiety".

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

September 10, 2012
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

Corporate PR has seldom looked so sinister, or daft.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

September 20, 2012
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

A film that convinces you that individuals' actions can make a difference.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 3/5

September 21, 2012
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

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.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 3/5

September 20, 2012
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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Compelling and often shocking.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

September 18, 2012
Brent Simon
Shockya.com

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.

Full Review Source: Shockya.com | Original Score: B

September 26, 2012
John Anderson
Variety
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A David-and Goliath story that delves into corporate scare tactics, legal effrontery, brand protection, media manipulation, online propagandizing and craven behavior.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 2, 2012

Lying as a corporate art form

Full Review Source: JWR | Original Score: 4/5

May 17, 2012
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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A provocative look at what can happen when corporate power takes aim at independent film.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 26, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

Important ...

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

September 22, 2012
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
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An eye-opening look at the way the U.S. media fell lockstep behind Dole's claims.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

August 3, 2012
Louis Proyect
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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.

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July 25, 2012
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

A punchy examination of an oppressive corporate machinery in full swing.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

September 16, 2012
Xan Brooks
Guardian

Gertten's film deftly lifts the lid on the black ops of 21st-century "brand management". Dole comes out smelling of ordure.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 4/5

September 20, 2012
Derek Malcolm
This is London

A salutary story.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 3/5

September 21, 2012
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