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Big Boys Gone Bananas!* Reviews

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October 27, 2012
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 | Original Score: A
September 26, 2012
A compelling story about freedom of speech, and how in a worldwide economy and digital age companies are even more apt to take aggressive measures to squelch voices and stories that can negatively impact their bottom lines.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 22, 2012
Important ...
September 21, 2012
A salutary story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 21, 2012
A film that convinces you that individuals' actions can make a difference.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 20, 2012
Interesting enough but there's nothing here a Wikipedia page won't tell you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 20, 2012
Gertten's film deftly lifts the lid on the black ops of 21st-century "brand management". Dole comes out smelling of ordure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 20, 2012
Corporate PR has seldom looked so sinister, or daft.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 20, 2012
A sweetly quixotic documentary about the justice sought by a Swedish film-maker after Dole, the fruit-tinning company, tried to ban his earlier documentary about pesticide-poisoned banana pickers in Nicaragua.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 18, 2012
Compelling and often shocking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 16, 2012
A punchy examination of an oppressive corporate machinery in full swing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 10, 2012
A compelling case study in the perils of taking on Goliath, and a timely parable about modern media and corporate "reputation anxiety".
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 3, 2012
An eye-opening look at the way the U.S. media fell lockstep behind Dole's claims.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 31, 2012
The film's protests of censorship ring hollow given its selective version of the truth.
July 26, 2012
A provocative look at what can happen when corporate power takes aim at independent film.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 25, 2012
Far more dramatic than Dragon Tattoo since it involves a real Swede against real vicious corporate pigs. The truth, of course, is always more interesting than fiction.
July 25, 2012
The issue remains that this variety of faux-populism seems better suited to the soapbox than the silver screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 24, 2012
An occasionally fascinating, if ultimately reductive, showdown between First Amendment rights and corporate power.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 17, 2012
Lying as a corporate art form
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 2, 2012
A David-and Goliath story that delves into corporate scare tactics, legal effrontery, brand protection, media manipulation, online propagandizing and craven behavior.
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