The Greater Good (2012)





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As the debate over immunization rages on, filmmaker Kendall Nelson speaks with medical specialists, parents, and health care specialists in order to find out if the U.S. government has knowingly suppressed information about the potential side-effects of common vaccines in a noble yet misguided attempt to slash disease rates. Meanwhile, the families whose lives were forever changed by vaccines weigh in with their experiences, and opinions on the pharmaceutical industry.
Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for The Greater Good

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

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Full Review… | November 17, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

This emotionally manipulative, heavily partial look at the purported link between autism and childhood immunization would much rather wallow in the distress of specific families than engage with the needs of the population at large.

November 17, 2011
New York Times
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Full Review… | October 20, 2011
Top Critic

These profiles are frank, absorbing and heartbreaking, if also a bit inconclusive.

Full Review… | October 14, 2011
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

The documentary makes slightly more than token gestures toward presenting both sides of an issue.

Full Review… | November 12, 2011
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for The Greater Good

This film is anti-vaccine propaganda dressed up as an unbiased documentary. Why are only supposedly vaccine injured children's stories told? Where are the stories of kids who died or were permanently injured due to preventable illnesses? Propaganda. Not a single actual fact is brought to light by the film. Only a train of unsubstantiated claims and fear-mongering.

Dan Moulding
Dan Moulding

I got to see this at the 2011 Arizona International Film Festival. My review for the Tucson Filmmaker Online Magazine is here:

Jean Jessup
Jean Jessup

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