The Corporation Reviews

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
June 10, 2009
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 | Original Score: A-
Robert Davis
Paste Magazine
June 3, 2008
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
An impressive array of interviewees, from Michael Moore to Milton Friedman, give their take on modern capitalism.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
June 2, 2007
The undercurrent of this exhaustive critique is really all about good and evil, and in what ways often sordid human history is determined, not as a product of malice, but by the most typical people who could care less.
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 6, 2006
It's the Lord of the Rings of modern documentaries: epic, vivid, wise, well-paced, expansive%u2014the kind of movie that makes you want to do more with your life.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 12, 2005
One of those necessary films that we have to see for our own health.
Full Review | Original Score: B
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
April 5, 2005
The Corporation is overlong, yes, and opinionated, true. But it's also fine journalism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Keith Breese
Filmcritic.com
March 31, 2005
In our current polarized cultural climate, it seems there are fewer and fewer people for whom The Corporation is a wake up call.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 12, 2005
[A]ngry, bitter, but frequently funny, funky, and mesmerizing in-your-face documentary... [A] triumphantly muckracking film...
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
November 26, 2004
Abrangente, jornalisticamente impecável, inteligente, complexo e socialmente responsável - mas também repetitivo e mais longo do que o ideal.
| Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
November 10, 2004
It's enough to bring out the rebel in even the most loyal executive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 8, 2004
If we stick with it, we're rewarded with a terrifying portrait of the global economic and political system and a strong sense of moral responsibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
October 31, 2004
Compulsively involving
Full Review | Original Score: 72/100
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 29, 2004
A history lesson, a warning shot and damning personality profile, all backed up with expert interviews.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
October 28, 2004
Its intent and message are dead on, but The Corporation just doesn't work that well as a film.
| Original Score: 6/10
Aaron Sagers
Orlando Weekly
October 28, 2004
A smart and scary film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
October 25, 2004
A must-see that exposes the increasing interconnection of business, politics and 'every living system of Earth'...
| Original Score: 4/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
October 24, 2004
A very provocative film which comes off as dull, repetitive and way too long.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Marta Barber
Miami Herald
October 22, 2004
Carries a powerful, albeit not new, message. It is frightening.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Loey Lockerby
Kansas City Star
October 22, 2004
Far too often, watching The Corporation is like watching someone deliver a lengthy book report, with constant repetition of themes and an unfortunate tendency to state the obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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