The Big Uneasy Reviews

July 22, 2011
July 21, 2011
Behaves like a straight-ahead investigative news piece. Its target is the US Army Corps of Engineers.
July 7, 2011
By the end of "The Big Uneasy" the viewer is convinced that we weren't told the whole story back in 2005, and appalled by the retaliation faced by some who spoke out.
May 30, 2011
May 20, 2011
While at times a bit pedantic, Shearer's persuasive film nonetheless stands as an important correlative primary historical document.
May 20, 2011
"The Big Uneasy" is scary stuff indeed.
May 19, 2011
This powerful documentary debunks the "natural disaster" version of New Orleans flooding shared by George W. Bush and Barack Obama alike. Highly, highly recommended.
May 17, 2011
Shearer builds an airtight case to prove his thesis, and one of his most chilling arguments is a roll call of brave souls whose lives and careers have been systematically wrecked in pursuit of the truth.
May 13, 2011
Every American politician and citizen should see this engaging documentary.
April 29, 2011
The Big Uneasy, a damning new look at the onset and effects of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, is agitating by design.
April 15, 2011
Rather than making us feel 'uneasy,' this film should flood us with rage. What Shearer's worthy film cries out for ... is the bite from the filmmaker/satirist himself.
April 7, 2011
"The Big Uneasy" is at once breezy and substantial, but it could have been more powerful if it were, paradoxically, sharper and blunter.
March 10, 2011
Previous documentaries about Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans have gone for the heart. For The Big Uneasy, though, writer-director-producer-narrator Harry Shearer takes aim at the brain.
September 24, 2010
A cogent 98-minute investigative chronicle that, along with Spike Lee's pair of HBO films, is an indispensable part of any history of New Orleans before, during and after Katrina
September 23, 2010
Shearer details his staunch efforts to understand what happened to the city he loves, aided by the acumen and brilliance of engineers, observers and experts, all of whom paint a portrait of what's really happening in the city.
September 17, 2010
The American idiots behind the engineering snafus and bureaucratic boondoggling explored in Harry Shearer's provocative post-Katrina documentary make for an infuriating gallery of villains.
September 3, 2010
What it lacks in style, it more than makes up for in substance, as Shearer -- as smart as he is funny -- has assembled a vital and admirably accessible post-mortem on Hurricane Katrina.