In this complex, exhaustive and highly entertaining documentary, Mark Achbar teams up with Jennifer Abbott and writer Joel Bakan, to examine the far-reaching repercussions of the Corporation’s increasing preeminence.
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Collapses under its own weight. The last thirty minutes or so haphazardly falls into documentary, "and YOU TOO can save the world" territory. Make the world dark so Joe Schmo can't cop out not doing anything because other people are doing it already.
well-made documentary that falls into a typical trap: attributing mechanisms inherent to capitalism(i.e. urge to make maximum amount of profit at all costs) to "greedy large corporations". your average mom-and-pop-store/wholefoods/vintage record dealer works just the same way. the problem is the market economy itself.
The best and most soothing voice over I've ever heard. Interesting documentary, tackles very important issues. It'd be nice to see and update type of film as it's been over 10 years since this one was made.
Despite its unquestionable value as a reminder of the ugly side of corporations -in most cases preaching to the converted- it is not radical in the sense that it does not aim its gun to the heart of the beast, the current neoliberal model of capitalism in which corporations are allowed to operate fairly unregulated. It lacks insight into current popular & governmental movements globally challenging this status quo.
Very good but like other films similar to this, it is hugely dispiriting at the same time. Tracking the rise of the American corporation from the early 20th century, it has become a huge part of our everyday lives. Well worth a watch.
As you look about this blighted economic landscape, just remember that our government didn't do this... these people did. The government was bought and paid for long ago. Revolution is the only thing that will save us. Just so you know.