The Big Uneasy Reviews

November 9, 2019
The citizens of New Orleans deserve a defense that is more fired up, angrier and more gripping than this somewhat flaccid documentary.
June 9, 2011
"The Big Uneasy" lacks the dramatic impact and artistic imagination of many recent docs about environmental issues.
June 3, 2011
The film confirms that the real scandal behind Katrina is too deep, too knotty, and too technical to permeate our cultural understanding of the event and incite the rage it deserves.
May 20, 2011
A comedian's well-meaning but muddled documentary about the Army Corps of Engineers' pre-Katrina failings in New Orleans is a narrative mess of 20/20 hindsight.
May 19, 2011
While Shearer's affection for his part-time home is palpable, the film's dry, academic treatment of its subject does the city a profound disservice.
May 18, 2011
Whistle-blowing works best without gratuitous pop-doc debris, but there are only so many dry, fact-heavy testimonies from engineers you can take before a certain dullness uneasily settles in.
October 1, 2010
Well-intended and informative, but also unfocused, unwieldy and a little smug.