• Released
  • July 27, 2012
  • (NY; 8/3 LA)
  • NR , 1 hr 30 min
  • Documentary
    Drama
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Big Boys Gone Bananas!* Synopsis
Swedish filmmaker Fredrik Gertten is sued by a food company after he shows a scathing documentary.
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Slant Magazine

The issue remains that this variety of faux-populism seems better suited to the soapbox than the silver screen.
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60

Variety

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A David-and Goliath story that delves into corporate scare tactics, legal effrontery, brand protection, media manipulation, online...
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60

Los Angeles Times

The relentlessness of corporate might is disturbing but no surprise; "Big Boys" is, however, an eye-opening look at the way the U.S. media...
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60

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Documenting the vigorous strategies employed by the Dole Food Company to block the release of his 2009 film "Bananas!" - about a lawsuit...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
While Big Boys addresses the extent to which journalists (particularly in the U.S., Gertten believes) too readily accept the claims of...
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40

Time Out New York

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Detailing his efforts to distribute Bananas!*, his 2009 exposé on Dole's use of toxic chemicals in Nicaragua, Swedish documentarian Fredrik...
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Rated NR