The Corporation (2004)



Critic Consensus: The Corporation is a satisfyingly dense, thought-provoking rebuttal to some of capitalism's central arguments.

Movie Info

One hundred and fifty years ago, the corporation was a relatively insignificant entity. Today, it is a vivid, dramatic and pervasive presence in all our lives. Like the Church, the Monarchy and the Communist Party in other times and places, the corporation is today's dominant institution. But history humbles dominant institutions. All have been crushed, belittled or absorbed into some new order. The corporation is unlikely to be the first institution to defy history. Based on Joel Bakan's … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Special Interest
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Joel Bakan, Harold Crooks
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 5, 2005
Box Office: $1.4M
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Critic Reviews for The Corporation

All Critics (117) | Top Critics (35)

A history lesson, a warning shot and damning personality profile, all backed up with expert interviews.

Full Review… | October 29, 2004
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Carries a powerful, albeit not new, message. It is frightening.

Full Review… | October 22, 2004
Miami Herald
Top Critic

The rare movie that sets out to alter the audience's consciousness -- and succeeds.

Full Review… | September 17, 2004
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

The 150-year old legal construct of the corporation, as a "person," is dissected for all to see how its lack of accountability has enabled the faulty model to become a ruling institution, acting beyond the reach of any government.

Full Review… | June 10, 2009

As a clever joke, the filmmakers run down a list of the traits of a psychopath and find a corporate action to match each one. Diagnosis: psychopath. It's cute, but it's a logical fallacy.

Full Review… | June 3, 2008
Paste Magazine

An impressive array of interviewees, from Michael Moore to Milton Friedman, give their take on modern capitalism.

Full Review… | June 21, 2007
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Audience Reviews for The Corporation

Shocking, effective, leftist, snarky and entertaining Canadian.

Bob Stinson

Super Reviewer

This movie will infuriate you, no matter which side of the debate you're on.

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer


A well-made eye-opener documentary.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

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