75

New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
Along the way, a raft of experts are featured -- including Times-Picayune outdoor editor Bob Marshall -- speaking bluntly about the cozy relationship between politicians and the oil industry.
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70

Los Angeles Times

The Big Fix presents a compelling array of damning testimony from EPA officials, journalists, scientists and politicians as well as emotional scenes of distraught residents.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A gloomy but perhaps realistic depiction of the forces of corruption and deceit that produce environmental catastrophes.
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60

Time Out New York

It's more a summarizing project than an act of investigative journalism or a revelatory indictment.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Though the Tickells' unabashedly partial, first-person approach is a liability, they present so much damning evidence that their case is - one hopes - impossible to ignore.
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60

Village Voice

By Ernest Hardy
The film's scope is staggering, including its detailed outlining of BP's origins and fingerprints across decades of unrest in Iran.
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60

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
The film's most upsetting scenes are its interviews with residents whose livelihood has been decimated and whose health has been compromised.
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50

Variety

By Rob Nelson
Alternately gutsy and preachy, specific and scattered, the righteously angry pic risks alienating those who could be galvanized by its proof of Big Oil's corrupting omnipotence.
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38

Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
The Tickells' style is a predictable grab bag of interviews with outraged experts and journalists, TV news footage, and scenes in which the filmmakers (and, during one trip, fellow activists Peter Fonda and Amy Smart) make faux-daring journeys into the fray to bring back supposed realities that corporate America seeks to hide.
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57 out of 100
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