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Big Boys Gone Bananas!* (2012)

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Big Boys Gone Bananas!* has been called a classic David Vs Goliath story - but this is more about defending the right to freedom of speech and what happens to a documentary filmmaker when he goes up against a large corporation like Dole Foods and how far Dole will go to shift the focus off of them and onto the filmmaker even after their own CEO has admitted wrong doing in a court of law. Media spin, PR scare tactics, dirty tricks, lawsuits, and corporate bullying come into play, but it is the people who ultimately prevail, thus creating a cautionary tale and a real life lesson learning experience. -- (C) Official Site
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PG
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Documentary , Special Interest
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All Critics (21) | Top Critics (8)

Frustration, fear and anger are palpable throughout Big Boys Gone Bananas!* even though Fredrik Gertten approaches the heated rhetoric with a cool head.

Full Review… | October 27, 2012
indieWIRE
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Compelling and often shocking.

Full Review… | September 18, 2012
Time Out
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An eye-opening look at the way the U.S. media fell lockstep behind Dole's claims.

Full Review… | August 3, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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The film's protests of censorship ring hollow given its selective version of the truth.

Full Review… | July 31, 2012
Village Voice
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A provocative look at what can happen when corporate power takes aim at independent film.

July 26, 2012
New York Times
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An occasionally fascinating, if ultimately reductive, showdown between First Amendment rights and corporate power.

Full Review… | July 24, 2012
Time Out
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Audience Reviews for Big Boys Gone Bananas!*

½

Interesting study of Corporate terrorism and the differences between Scandanavian and US / UK / Canadian media and the alarming impact on free speech that is swallowing our culture.

Matty Stanfield
Matty Stanfield

I feel as though I should put a disclaimer on my review or risk getting a letter from Dole's lawyer. A fascinating doc on the lengths to which a corporation will go to protect their reputation. Frightening.

John Ballantine
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