What I like about Gibney's documentaries is that they're never just about the subject at hand. He's extremely interested in human nature and why we act the way we do. In "Enron", the filmmaker really taps into the essence of evil and how weak human beings can be under the veil of shared responsibility.Most importantly, Gibney crafts a heavy-handed subject with superlative dexterity, which translates to all audiences.
3 1/2 out of 5 stars. Well-done documentary about the figurehead scumbag company for the apparent greed movement of the first decade of this century. So utterly anger-inducing and skeevy I probably would've had an embolism watching this if I saw this any sooner than I did.
Para los que les resultó interesante este documental, recomiendo "Inside Job" (2010) que se podría decir es el complemento de esta historia de estafa y codicia. Lo que había ocurrido con Enron, era solo la antesala a lo que más adelante será la crisis financiera en EEUU, todo un resumen que ciertamente crea un retrato de la avaricia y otras debilidades humanas.
I always endorse criticism towards main stream economic ideologies so this was easy to like for me. Realization of the film was lively and the rhythm was just right to keep viewer focused at the same time when you didn't had to push too hard just to keep up with the events. One could say that this is a "almost-identical twin" for Inside Job. These two complete each other.
The Neo-cons deregulation theory proved wrong : Traders betting on the price of electricity. Traders buying power plants to cut the power and bet that the price of electricity is going to go up. Trader doing this arguing for dereglementation. Traders win with Bush jr. and schwarzenegger. When the facts hit and the traders fall, 9/11. The Neo-cons turn to religious hawks. The war keeps everything going until 2007