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

October 27, 2012 | Rating: A | Full Review…
indieWire
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Compelling and often shocking.

September 18, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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An eye-opening look at the way the U.S. media fell lockstep behind Dole's claims.

August 3, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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The film's protests of censorship ring hollow given its selective version of the truth.

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

July 26, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/5
New York Times
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An occasionally fascinating, if ultimately reductive, showdown between First Amendment rights and corporate power.

July 24, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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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.

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