A convincing case is made that the government and the corporations it serves are worse than the mafia. A deeply radical film that makes you understand why young people risked pepper-spraying to build the Occupy Wall Street movement.
If the film's conspiratorial viewpoint makes sense and is probably accurate, its final judgment is so gloomy that your impulse is to throw up your hands and despair.
| Original Score: 3/5
Though the Tickells' unabashedly partial, first-person approach is a liability, they present so much damning evidence that their case is - one hopes - impossible to ignore.
More a summarizing project than an act of investigative journalism or a revelatory indictment.
Fix stretches into a mandatory-viewing critique of widespread government corruption...
"The Big Fix" presents a compelling array of damning testimony from EPA officials, journalists, scientists and politicians as well as emotional scenes of distraught residents...
| Original Score: 4/5
By staking out only one side of the issue, The Big Fix inadvertently calls into question virtually every one of its contentions.
| Original Score: 1.5/4