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The Big Uneasy Reviews

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Behaves like a straight-ahead investigative news piece. Its target is the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

July 21, 2011
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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By the end of "The Big Uneasy" the viewer is convinced that we weren't told the whole story back in 2005, and appalled by the retaliation faced by some who spoke out.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

July 7, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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"The Big Uneasy" lacks the dramatic impact and artistic imagination of many recent docs about environmental issues.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

June 9, 2011
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

The film confirms that the real scandal behind Katrina is too deep, too knotty, and too technical to permeate our cultural understanding of the event and incite the rage it deserves.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 3, 2011
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

A comedian's well-meaning but muddled documentary about the Army Corps of Engineers' pre-Katrina failings in New Orleans is a narrative mess of 20/20 hindsight.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

May 20, 2011
Brent Simon

While at times a bit pedantic, Shearer's persuasive film nonetheless stands as an important correlative primary historical document.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B+

May 20, 2011
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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"The Big Uneasy" is scary stuff indeed.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

May 20, 2011
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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While Shearer's affection for his part-time home is palpable, the film's dry, academic treatment of its subject does the city a profound disservice.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C

May 19, 2011
Louis Proyect

This powerful documentary debunks the "natural disaster" version of New Orleans flooding shared by George W. Bush and Barack Obama alike. Highly, highly recommended.

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May 19, 2011
David Fear
Time Out New York
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Whistle-blowing works best without gratuitous pop-doc debris, but there are only so many dry, fact-heavy testimonies from engineers you can take before a certain dullness uneasily settles in.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

May 18, 2011
Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
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Shearer builds an airtight case to prove his thesis, and one of his most chilling arguments is a roll call of brave souls whose lives and careers have been systematically wrecked in pursuit of the truth.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 17, 2011
Cole Smithey

Every American politician and citizen should see this engaging documentary.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: A

May 13, 2011
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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The Big Uneasy, a damning new look at the onset and effects of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, is agitating by design.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

April 29, 2011
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online

Rather than making us feel 'uneasy,' this film should flood us with rage. What Shearer's worthy film cries out for ... is the bite from the filmmaker/satirist himself.

Full Review Source: Indie Movies Online | Original Score: 7.5/10

April 15, 2011
Shawn Levy

"The Big Uneasy" is at once breezy and substantial, but it could have been more powerful if it were, paradoxically, sharper and blunter.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: B

April 7, 2011
Joy Tipping
Dallas Morning News
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Previous documentaries about Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans have gone for the heart. For The Big Uneasy, though, writer-director-producer-narrator Harry Shearer takes aim at the brain.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: A-

March 10, 2011
John Anderson
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Well-intended and informative, but also unfocused, unwieldy and a little smug.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 1, 2010
Daniel M. Gold
New York Times
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A cogent 98-minute investigative chronicle that, along with Spike Lee's pair of HBO films, is an indispensable part of any history of New Orleans before, during and after Katrina

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

September 24, 2010
David Cotner
L.A. Weekly
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Shearer details his staunch efforts to understand what happened to the city he loves, aided by the acumen and brilliance of engineers, observers and experts, all of whom paint a portrait of what's really happening in the city.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

September 23, 2010
Chris Barsanti

The American idiots behind the engineering snafus and bureaucratic boondoggling explored in Harry Shearer's provocative post-Katrina documentary make for an infuriating gallery of villains.

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 7/10

September 17, 2010
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