This infuriating documentary by Dylan Mohan Gray chronicles the long battle to make generic ARVs available to poor African countries, which big pharma resisted because cheap drugs would undermine their bloated pricing here in the U.S.
Unfortunately, Dylan Mohan Gray's slow and steady exposť never quite manages the propulsive gut punch its incendiary subject demands.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
This virtuous stance is not unusual for issue-based documentaries, but a film with such illuminating content deserves a more artful vehicle for its moving message.
| Original Score: 3/5
Only Gray's reliance on bland visuals and recourse to the conventional talking-heads docu-template dull the power of his imperative exposť.
The film's sources maintain impressive composure in relating the repeated obstructions, sophistries, and obfuscations they faced, but their frustration is palpable.
A basically constructed but rivetingly researched examination of the global fight for affordable antiretroviral therapy against Western pharamaceutical companies.
If the film sags a little under the weight of information, it never loses sight of the individual suffering and courage which makes the story so significant.
A provocative wakeup call that presents vital evidence in the ongoing global healthcare debate.