Even if you're convinced by the many well-spoken interviewees, the film's conclusion is almost as depressing as the historical indictment that precedes it.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Because Diaz constructs his movie like a classroom tutorial, we expect something more from him than an appeal to end privatization.
| Original Score: C+
Powerful and upsetting.
Why Philippe Diaz has titled his new documentary The End of Poverty? is unclear, because this guilt trip/history lesson is really about the beginning of poverty.
| Original Score: 2/5
The End Of Poverty? offers simplistic answers to many of the most pressing questions of our time.
| Original Score: D
It's heartbreaking, of course, but also crassly manipulative and blandly shot, too.
For all his film's sober analysis, Diaz never loses sight of the human cost of global capitalism.
As a sign of the film's structural sloppiness, Cobb's cure for global poverty is nearly lost in a welter of unsourced stats and factoids.