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Payback Reviews

June 20, 2012
There's a splendid audacity in Baichwal trying to bring to the screen something as idea-driven as Atwood's book.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 27, 2012
Baichwal could have devoted a single film to just BP's disgraceful behavior.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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April 26, 2012
Ultimately, this intriguing but scattershot movie turns on the incompatibility of two worldviews - the corporate-financial vs. the environmental-spiritual.
April 26, 2012
Adapting non-fiction to cinema can be tricky even for a documentarian, but Jennifer Baichwal makes a game effort at turning Margaret Atwood's book-length essay Payback: Debt And The Shadow Side Of Wealth into a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 24, 2012
Despite trying to fit both the ancient Albanian Kanun legal code and the fate of the environment on the same procrustean bed, Baichwal's free-flowing essay film stands as a thoughtful and compelling meditation on global interconnectivity...
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 24, 2012
You can't help feeling that the movie owed its subject - and its audience - a bit more.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 24, 2012
Cinematic globe-trotting doesn't necessarily trump reading a good book, it turns out; then again, more movies should be burdened with the flaw of being too intellectually curious.
March 16, 2012
Payback is nothing if not brave.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 15, 2012
The compelling human stories are often stalled behind a logjam of interviews with experts and intellectuals that are intended to add perspective but disrupt the movie's flow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 6, 2012
A rarefied conceptual docu that will appeal to a limited but highly appreciative audience.