The Emperor's New Clothes (2015)
Critic Consensus: The Emperor's New Clothes offers trenchant, timely insight on the current socioeconomic climate that is only partly undermined by star Russell Brand's self-aggrandizing on-screen persona.
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Critic Reviews for The Emperor's New Clothes
The latest effort from British director Michael Winterbottom is a well-intentioned but poorly executed documentary on wealth inequality.
It too often feels like "Button-Pushing Encounters with Russell Brand."
Advocacy documentaries simply don't get better or more compelling than this.
Brand is a hectoring irritant throughout the film, a walking info dump who occasionally makes a spectacle of himself for the camera.
The only experience more enervating than hearing about The Emperor's New Clothes is actually watching it.
Audience Reviews for The Emperor's New Clothes
Russell Brand takes us on a enigmatic journey inside the corporate heads and dirty deals of banks as well as the growing capitalist regime dominating worldwide financial markets. You may compare him to Michael Moore, targeting the rich profiteering from there gross income whilst ignoring their financial compensation towards the public on ordinary matters getting away with dirty deeds that have you screaming out 'Guilty". Very fascinating and insightful in scope, with enough radicalized wit and glamour of Brand's own political activism. Caution is advised as well as open minds encouraged when watching a documentary like this.
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