Film Review: "The Corporation"
Posted by Oz M on April 05, 2012 (0 Comments)
Provoking, witty, stylish and sweepingly informative, “The Corporation” explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. Part film and part movement, The Corporation is transforming audiences and dazzling critics with its insightful and compelling analysis. Taking its status as a legal "person" to the logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the psychiatrist's couch to ask "What kind of person is it?" The Corporation includes interviews with 40 corporate insiders and critics - including Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Milton Friedman, Howard Zinn, Vandana Shiva and Michael Moore - plus true confessions, case studies and strategies for change. I have been reviewing similar documentaries now for some time, but this is the most impressive presentation I have witnessed so far. Although a bit lengthy (the DVD set is even longer), time passes quickly as we witness the participants present their case for the dominance of corporations in our world. Perhaps my enthusiasm comes from my personal convictions about the subject matter (and my admiration for Michael Moore), but I challenge anyone to not come away with strong feelings about everything presented here. A wholehearted recommendation and a five star rating.
Jack R. Miller