Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price Reviews

November 18, 2005
Advocacy journalism at its most unsparing, and it demands to be seen, discussed, argued with, and acted upon.
November 16, 2005
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price lacks the cinematic panache to elevate it above the level of agitprop. But its all too relevant dissection of its subject is well worth paying attention to.
November 14, 2005
For all its missteps, the movie powerfully suggests that Wal-Mart is capable of demoralizing a community so thoroughly that it doesn't have the spirit to carry on its life outside the big box.
November 14, 2005
Wal-Mart says director Robert Greenwald's film is misleading and inaccurate, but it's hard to dispute the personal accounts from former Wal-Mart employees who speak from experience.
November 4, 2005
Whatever Greenwald lacks in style he makes up for with a deluge of facts and figures and a populist feel that make his movies, this one included, accessible even to the most politically naive.
November 4, 2005
Greenwald has shrewdly chosen not to go with classic talking head types like economists, academics and journalists. Instead he talked to current and former Wal-Mart employees, including several with a dozen or more years with the company.
November 4, 2005
Robert Greenwald's documentary makes a devastating case against the largest retailer on the planet.
November 4, 2005
Wal-Mart's home office in Bentonville, Ark., can rest easy: Greenwald, as usual, is hysterically preaching to the choir.
November 4, 2005
It takes the gleam off those penny-saving bargains.
November 3, 2005
Try though Greenwald might to not end things on a defeatist note, one observation from early in the film lingers: What Wal-Mart obliterates in small communities can never be replaced or regained.
November 2, 2005
With little fanfare, Robert Greenwald has become one of the most incisive activist filmmakers in America.
November 1, 2005
Viewers may not be surprised to learn of Wal-Mart's horrific track record, but they can't deny Greenwald's airtight advocacy.