Reviews

Apr 22, 2021
Ready to feel the fresh white-hot Hell of unbearable outrage?
Feb 7, 2021
This isn't the story of an inevitable tragedy. It's the story of a disaster that everyone saw coming and let happen anyway.
Feb 7, 2021
This is about as timely as a documentary can be, and yet it's already in need of an update.
Feb 7, 2021
Totally Under Control tells an unfortunate story of bureaucratic indifference to an invisible killer.
Feb 7, 2021
If you've been following the COVID news, you may think you know the story behind the U.S. government's response. But we learned new things from this documentary.
Feb 7, 2021
It takes a village to burn itself to the ground, and no one is better at contextualizing such huge events, and structuring the information into a clear and transparent narrative, than documentarian Alex Gibney.
Feb 7, 2021
None of the fancy gimmicky in "Totally Under Control" can top the sheer emotional turmoil on display from its key subjects.
Feb 7, 2021
Sadly, this expert and powerfully important film likely will spawn a sequel before all of this is finally over. Look at Totally Under Control as Act I.
Feb 7, 2021
If you've somehow gotten to 2020 without forming a complete, informed opinion of the political landscape in the U.S., carve out two hours and settle in for a crash course.
Feb 7, 2021
A timely and competent first chapter, but it's only a fragment of a story that's still being written.
Feb 7, 2021
It's sobering, often indecently gripping material that, in broad strokes, confirms widely circulated impressions of the Trump White House as a nest of kleptocratic science-bashing vipers.
Feb 5, 2021
Totally Under Control is yet another indictment of the Trump administration in a year that has been full of them.
Feb 3, 2021
A damning account of Trump's horrid-and criminally negligent-handling of the crisis.
Jan 29, 2021
It's a haunting collection of facts that would be unbelievable if it wasn't true.
Jan 14, 2021
While many Americans have embodied the concept of "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge," few have done so with such tragic consequences as Donald Trump.
Jan 3, 2021
As Totally Under Control goes on, it reaches a fever pitch, a fiery and vengeful scream into the void asking how this was ever allowed to happen.
Dec 28, 2020
[Totally Under Control] is a blistering COVID chronicle...
Dec 27, 2020
I keep up with the news pretty closely, so I knew most of this material, but there were still some surprises in this examination of the many shortcomings in the federal response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dec 19, 2020
...documents how COVID-19 came to dominate daily life in the United States, as well as how easily that story could have gone in a different direction.
Dec 8, 2020
In two hours of interviews and data presented in an engaging and understandable way, there is a thought-provoking summary in the hope that the future will take a better course when the next calamity strikes. [Full review in Spanish]