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Payback Reviews

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Makes similar points as several other docs, but in a more labored and tedious way.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

May 31, 2012
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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You can't help feeling that the movie owed its subject - and its audience - a bit more.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 24, 2012
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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The compelling human stories are often stalled behind a logjam of interviews with experts and intellectuals that are intended to add perspective but disrupt the movie's flow.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 15, 2012
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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Baichwal could have devoted a single film to just BP's disgraceful behavior.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

April 27, 2012
Andrew Schenker
Time Out New York
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Despite trying to fit both the ancient Albanian Kanun legal code and the fate of the environment on the same procrustean bed, Baichwal's free-flowing essay film stands as a thoughtful and compelling meditation on global interconnectivity...

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

April 24, 2012
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

This doc on the many forms of human debt, though often frustratingly broad, offers a path to balancing civilization's ledger with a hard-nosed brand of altruism.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine

April 24, 2012
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An earnest and edifying documentary on the philosophical and ethical ramifications of debt as something owed.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 28, 2012
Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
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There's a splendid audacity in Baichwal trying to bring to the screen something as idea-driven as Atwood's book.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 20, 2012
Rob Nelson
Variety
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A rarefied conceptual docu that will appeal to a limited but highly appreciative audience.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 6, 2012
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Payback is nothing if not brave.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

March 16, 2012
Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
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Cinematic globe-trotting doesn't necessarily trump reading a good book, it turns out; then again, more movies should be burdened with the flaw of being too intellectually curious.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 24, 2012
Noel Murray
AV Club
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Adapting non-fiction to cinema can be tricky even for a documentarian, but Jennifer Baichwal makes a game effort at turning Margaret Atwood's book-length essay Payback: Debt And The Shadow Side Of Wealth into a movie.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

April 26, 2012
David Noh
Film Journal International

Three real-life horror stories are linked by the theme of debt in this informative but sometimes wandering doc.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

April 26, 2012
Mark Jenkins
NPR
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Ultimately, this intriguing but scattershot movie turns on the incompatibility of two worldviews - the corporate-financial vs. the environmental-spiritual.

Full Review Source: NPR

April 26, 2012
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