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The Corporation defines this endlessly mutating life-form in exhaustive detail, measuring the many ways it has not only come to dominate but to deform our reality. The movie performs a running psychoanalysis of this entity with the characteristics of a prototypical psychopath: a callous unconcern for the feelings and safety of others, an incapacity to experience guilt, an ingrained habit of lying for profit, etc. We are swept away on a demented odyssey through an altered cosmos, in which artificial chemicals are created for profit and incidentally contribute to a cancer epidemic; in which the folks who brought us Agent Orange devise a milk-increasing drug for a world in which there is already a glut of milk; in which an American computer company leased its systems to the Nazis--and serviced them on a monthly basis--so that the Holocaust could go forward as an orderly process.
The movie goes on too long, circles too many points obsessively and redundantly, and risks preaching-to-the-choir reductiveness by calling on the usual talking-head suspects--Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Michael Moore. And except for an endlessly receding tracking shot in an infinite patents archive, there's scarcely an image worth recalling. Still, it maps the new reality. This is our world--welcome to it. --Richard T. Jameson
One of the best and most timely documentaries there is. If you haven't seen it watch it!Published 24 days ago by MEK
A truthful look at how corporations have twisted things to suit their own bottom lines...and much more... well put together and very informative.Published 9 months ago by GMAN
One of the best DVD's on the topic of corporate greed that has been released. Well written, well narrated and with credible accounts from experts in recognizable, respected and... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Avid Fan
I believe this is a documentary of the first rank that literally everyone should see. But I also don't entirely disagree with what the reviewers who gave it only one star had to... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Theo
Fantastic, entertaining, enlightening, educational film. I agree - not only every single secondary school student should watch it AND have discussions/debates afterwards in their... Read morePublished on Sept. 27 2009 by Concerned World Citizen
Mark Achbar's review is included inappropriately under this edition of the DVD. It lends the impression that this is a 2 DVD set.
THIS edition is a single DVD. Read more
This film could easily be part of a right-wing conspiracy to simultaneously lure left-wingers into a sense of "woe-is-me" helplessness AND to make them look unfocussed, hysterical... Read morePublished on July 8 2006 by Mistress La Spliffe