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The Corporation Reviews

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Loey Lockerby
Kansas City Star
October 22, 2004
Far too often, watching The Corporation is like watching someone deliver a lengthy book report, with constant repetition of themes and an unfortunate tendency to state the obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
October 19, 2004
There's at least one great hour of filmmaking in The Corporation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Phoebe Flowers
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
October 7, 2004
Utterly fascinating, an exhaustive and engaging study of business as it has evolved since the Civil War.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register
October 1, 2004
A polemic that's alternately depressing, enlightening and alarming, but it's also unwieldy and unfocused.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
September 17, 2004
The rare movie that sets out to alter the audience's consciousness -- and succeeds.
| Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
September 16, 2004
This documentary's extra-long running time and a narrator who sounds like a sedated Star Trek computer won't win many converts.
| Original Score: 2/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
September 8, 2004
Corporations are out to get you, and you need to be afraid. You need to lock your back door at night and keep a gun under your pillow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
September 4, 2004
A staggering number of interviews and piles of footage both stock and new provide insight and provoke thought, and the whole thing's pretty darn entertaining, too.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Neil Smith
September 4, 2004
This is all rigorous, challenging stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
September 3, 2004
The most fascinating interviews are the ones that make you scratch your head and ask, 'How do these people sleep at night?'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
September 3, 2004
The film deserves to be seen, and its concepts deserve to be discussed in an open forum.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
August 26, 2004
It's like a company that diversifies into so many different product lines that it forgets what its core mission is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
August 25, 2004
Even at 145 minutes, it doesn't feel long; the topic stays interesting all the way through
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Derek Smith
Apollo Guide
August 25, 2004
Well-rounded and fair, yet its core arguments are so strong that it inspires responsible and immediate activism.
| Original Score: 87/100
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
August 19, 2004
Equal parts documentary, PowerPoint presentation and old-school classroom lecture about how the business of making money for a small group of stockholders comes at the expense of a big group of stakeholders -- otherwise known as the rest of us.
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 19, 2004
This is a movie that will make you think.
| Original Score: B
Rex Roberts
Film Journal International
August 8, 2004
Achbar and Abbott would have had a first-rate film had they stuck with their conceit -- corporations as inmates running the asylum -- but they dilute their case in an attempt to make it irrefutable.
Marc Mohan
August 6, 2004
An important documentary, if only for putting so many convincing voices together in one place and providing a coherent argument that the way things are isn't the way they have to be.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
July 30, 2004
Sharp-witted, infuriating and at times depressing.
| Original Score: 3/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
July 30, 2004
If not a call to arms, The Corporation amounts to a manifesto against the growing power of global capitalism
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