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Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room Reviews

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October 6, 2018
Gibney's film never forgets the human side: the macho execs nearly killing themselves on boys' vacations with motorbikes, sky-diving and general risk-enhanced bonding; the suicide of one, the scapegoat imprisonment of another.
September 26, 2017
... Enron: the smartest guys in the room pinpoints a moment when corporate morality was shredded like so many tonnes of incriminating documents in a big business run by small, small men.
May 9, 2009
This essential documentary skillfully maps out the shady "mark to market" accounting device that the men who called themselves "the smartest guys in the room" used to commit corporate fraud on a colossal scale.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 1, 2007
Audiences jeered and shouted at the screen in outrage. It has that kind of impact, without resorting to any of Michael Moore's below-the-belt tactics.
March 1, 2007
A fun and demoralizing roller-coaster ride that will whet appetites for the Lay and Skilling debut in court as The Most Nervous Guys in the Room.
January 31, 2006
goes a long way to explain exactly why Enron imploded
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 4, 2006
Fascinante do início ao fim, expõe o caso Enron e todas as suas complexas implicações de maneira didática e bem-humorada, funcionando, ainda, como um fantástico estudo sobre a natureza humana.
| Original Score: 5/5
December 28, 2005
The Emperor Has No Energy
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 23, 2005
An expose on how greed, pride, and self-preservation instincts goad ambitious people to the outer capacities of deception and immoral behavior.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 6, 2005
Powerful on many levels at once, Enron couldn't be more necessary as we wade into the muck of a second Bush term.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 6, 2005
Enron... is a film of tragic proportions; it sheds light on the venal humanity that led to more than a giant corporate fall - a human tragedy.
July 29, 2005
The mordant documentary Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room cleverly deconstructs the men who reminded us of the dark side of the American dream.
July 26, 2005
Boils it down and tells the story in clear terms, but make no mistake: It's still a complex issue.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 16, 2005
OK, I admit it. I didn't get the whole Enron thing a few years back.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
July 6, 2005
At the end of it all, the audience feels exhilarated and outraged, and you bet we're concerned that it could happen again.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
July 6, 2005
... capitalism in the hands of "greed is good" Gordon Gekko wanna-bes could potentially bring down our nation.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/4
June 25, 2005
Alex Gibney takes a notorious tale of corporate greed and plays it as Greek tragedy, Texas-style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 12, 2005
Digs deeper into the corporate fraud at the top of Enron, and the company's close ties to the White House.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 11, 2005
Probing documentary about the unethical Enron corporation.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 10, 2005
Deft, entertaining and infuriating documentary about one of the most egregious cases of corporate corruption in American history.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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