Greedy Lying Bastards Reviews

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
March 14, 2013
As much as it hopes to incite outrage and to stir a complacent body politic into action, [it] never quite rises to the level of urgency the subject requires.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
March 8, 2013
A blistering attack on politicians, propagandists, dissemblers and other climate-change deniers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
March 8, 2013
The film's effectiveness largely stems from the flat-out lameness of the opposition arguments, the lack of scientific credentials of those making them, and the self-interest of their corporate bosses.
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
March 8, 2013
Filmmaker Craig Scott Rosebraugh seems to take a kind of perverse glee in hauling out the worst offenders among what he calls the climate change deniers for public shaming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
March 8, 2013
What's next, "Big Oil Is Full of Meanies"?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
March 8, 2013
The film makes its case well. The problem, though, is it seems a bit late.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
March 7, 2013
The film's structural flaws appear to stem from the lack of access to oil industry titans and the other usual suspects. (To be fair, the filmmakers tried.)
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
March 7, 2013
Collated for momentum, the film's many interviews, wide-ranging archival footage and montage of modern ecological disasters form a blunt but carefully positioned instrument.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
March 7, 2013
Craig Rosebraugh is clearly out to take no prisoners in his timely documentary tracking the politics, inconvenient truths and alternative "realities" of the endless global warming debate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic
March 7, 2013
In Rosebraugh's uncompromising hands, it plays out like a strident screed for those already burning with righteous indignation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
March 7, 2013
This forceful documentary deals with the hot button issue of climate change in powerfully compelling fashion.
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Saul Austerlitz
Boston Globe
March 7, 2013
A grab bag of environmentally related talking points that never quite congeals into an argument, let alone a prescription.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Pete Vonder Haar
Village Voice
March 5, 2013
[It] shines a harsh light on the lengths the energy industry continues to go to in order to head off climate-related legislation-and assure the public there's nothing wrong with continuing to rely on fossil fuels.