The Big Uneasy Reviews

July 22, 2011
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.
June 9, 2011
"The Big Uneasy" lacks the dramatic impact and artistic imagination of many recent docs about environmental issues.
May 20, 2011
"The Big Uneasy" is scary stuff indeed.
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.
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.
April 29, 2011
The Big Uneasy, a damning new look at the onset and effects of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, is agitating by design.
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.
October 1, 2010
Well-intended and informative, but also unfocused, unwieldy and a little smug.
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