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The Corporation Reviews

October 29, 2004
A history lesson, a warning shot and damning personality profile, all backed up with expert interviews.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 22, 2004
Carries a powerful, albeit not new, message. It is frightening.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 17, 2004
The rare movie that sets out to alter the audience's consciousness -- and succeeds.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 19, 2004
This is a movie that will make you think.
Read More | Original Score: B
July 30, 2004
Sharp-witted, infuriating and at times depressing.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 23, 2004
A highly entertaining and instructive look at a subject that's rarely discussed in detail.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 23, 2004
Very well informed about the legal origins of corporations and their current near omnipotence.
July 22, 2004
Snappy and visually spry, with a treasure trove of vintage instructional and industrial film clips, this is an urgent, overlong (more than two hours) work that delivers a timely message about the times in which we live.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 16, 2004
If you care about the environment, workers' rights, your own health and your children's future, you need to see this film.
July 16, 2004
This is another unhelpful screed, uncontaminated by sense or perspective, that preaches loudly to the choir.
July 16, 2004
An impassioned polemic, filled with information sure to break up any dinner-table conversation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 16, 2004
At its most effective, the movie is a chastening, sobering, and thorough work of film journalism, however shortsighted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 15, 2004
If the filmmakers show a bias (and they do), it doesn't negate their central argument: For better or worse, the trends of global capitalism have changed -- and continue to change -- society as we know it.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 15, 2004
It is an antidote to apathy, communicating a guarded sense of optimism about the ability of real people to hold corporations to account for their misdeeds.
July 15, 2004
It's a movie so chock full of information, so dense with context and analysis that it will keep you thinking and reacting, no matter what your bent or slant -- and no matter where you stand on the world-wide corporate ladder.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 8, 2004
Cool yet scathing.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 8, 2004
Like Michael Moore (though with a sight more technical and theoretical sophistication), the filmmakers are pretty nimble at filling the screen with snappy graphics and canny editing to keep you alert and amused.
July 2, 2004
Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott and Joel Bakan have crafted an informative, amusing and unnerving overview of the history and consequences of corporations.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 1, 2004
If the movie had stuck to its initial thesis ... it would be a great film. Unfortunately it's merely a good one, as it goes off on various tangents and falls in love with its own rhetoric.
July 1, 2004
Some thorough research, a clear presentation and a nice knit with America's ongoing corporate scandals should prod uninformed viewers to think more deeply about the role of big business in the world.
June 30, 2004
A clever, quietly passionate and sweeping documentary.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 30, 2004
A dense, complicated and thought-provoking film, but it simplifies its title character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 30, 2004
There's no danger of falling asleep in this lecture.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 30, 2004
Acerbic, sardonically illuminating.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 29, 2004
A surprisingly cogent, entertaining, even rabble-rousing indictment of perhaps the most influential institutional model for our era.
June 22, 2004
A leisurely, never boring, grimly amusing, and not entirely hopeless disquisition on the contemporary world's 'dominant institution.'
June 18, 2004
One of the must-see documentaries of the new century.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
June 4, 2004
It's coolheaded and incisive, a thorough and informative study of corporations, their origins and their place in the modern world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 3, 2004
The Corporation is an act of intentional provocation that manages to be both enormously entertaining and an affront to the business titans who bestride the bottom line.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 20, 2004
A documentary with big answers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 20, 2004
Compelling, comprehensive and unsettling account of the rise and impact of the world's most powerful contemporary human institution.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5