Power Trip Reviews

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May 20, 2004
Surprisingly funny, enlightening and informative. And watchable.
May 20, 2004
The entire film has a feeling of bemusement to it, as if filmmaker Devlin can scarcely believe it's happening. It plays like a surreal comedy of errors.
May 17, 2004
Devlin introduces some interesting, often mind-blowing (at least to us capitalists) statistics of life and electricity in Tbilisi
May 14, 2004
A lively fly-on-the-wall view of the clash between old-line Communist inefficiency and well-intended capitalist progress -- and the people caught in the middle.
May 14, 2004
Lewis is a likable presence (he's the one person who seems to have a sense of humor about the whole thing), and the quick primer in recent Russian history is quite welcome.
May 14, 2004
Highlights the disparity between the people and their exorbitant bills, but it's also a brief history of modern Georgia, a country whose citizens are frequently failed by their government.
May 14, 2004
A perfect example of a film you might watch avidly on PBS flaked out on your couch, but not one to which you might dedicate an evening at the movies.
May 14, 2004
Devlin's movie deals with transition and displacement in the former Soviet Union. It introduces us to a highly committed international work force and to disgruntled Georgians. The movie also immerses us in a conflict that appears irreconcilable.
May 12, 2004
The subject matter may sound dry on the surface, but, within the myriad problems the human race creates for itself, it crackles with an electrical charge
April 15, 2004
Far from dry... this brisk and matter-of-fact documentary would certainly appeal to Frontline and Wide Angle viewers.
March 26, 2004
The film has genuine voltage.
March 24, 2004
Devlin provides a fascinating sociological study of intercultural misunderstanding and unrealistic expectations viewed through the prism of a single problem rife with social, political and economic implications.
March 19, 2004
It embraces great characters, tension and a skewed sense of humor as matters in question get way out of hand, absurdly so.
March 18, 2004
March 9, 2004
It's a good, solid, enlightening piece of work on an interesting, engaging topic.
March 4, 2004
Power Trip is a fine piece of infotainment - but you can only wonder about what information might still be out there waiting to be uncovered.
February 27, 2004
A fascinating discussion about something that we take for granted, often amusing, and enlightening.
February 26, 2004
An arresting and fascinating story that's ultimately not only about politics and business, but also about the human condition itself.
January 24, 2004
The film's DV capture is often shabby, but the intriguing imagery compensates -- from slums to nearby mountains, from impassioned, defiant natives to stone-faced or sleazy potentates.
January 23, 2004
Through the ever-hopeful eyes of Lewis, the story unfolds in unexpected directions, emerging as both a portrait of a changing Georgia and a study of power.
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