Crude Synopsis
Ecuadoran tribespeople contend that Chevron Corp., an oil company, has poisoned their environment.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
What's less clear, and more maddening, is how several generations of Ecuadorans have been left to live on toxic land, their health and...
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Here’s a powerhouse of a documentary that makes you feel mad as hell and unwilling to take it anymore.
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88

Washington Post

If the movie is any indication, Chevron would have the public believe there was no Amazon at all -- something people might be willing to...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's a David-and-Goliath tale, full of anger and disturbing accusation, but it's also inspiring.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

Minor flaws and all, Crude represents a crucial document as much as any evidence put forward in the courtroom itself.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Corporate inhumanity Berlinger ferociously exposes.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
What makes Crude worthy of the overused term “epic” is the way the case symbolizes a host of contemporary issues: the iron-fistedness of...
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75

New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
Part eco-doc, part legal-doc, it is a troubling, real story -- and a well-told one at that -- that is inspiring and infuriating all...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
No film could convey all the complexities of the case - what Crude does is air the plaintiffs' claims and show the lawyers at work.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
So, yes, something needs to be done, and if it takes Sting reuniting the Police in-concert to sing “sending out an SOS’’ on behalf of the...
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Informed, Intelligent, and Inspiring

By jpfleary
If you have not seen CRUDE yet, get to the closest theatre. It is a near perfect documentary of an incredible story. Filmmaker Joe Berlinger leads us through a tale that combines a legal thriller, an...

A Must See Movie - Can't Wait!

By mb_howard
You will care about this movie after you check out this site: chevrontoxico.com. I wouldn't be surprised if these slime balls purposefully post bad reviews to try to deter people from seeing it....

Crude

By Rich S
And crude it is, as proaganda that is. basically it is a showcase for lawyers to state their case in emotional terms for their individual causes. The attorneys at work are a doublet; each fortifying...

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Rated NR