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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
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I found it so useful that I order two copies of my own from Amazon.com.Published 1 month ago by Christopher C. Currie
Not normally a fan of documentaries as they're generally a bit alarmist. This, however, is wonderfully done and highly informative.Published 3 months ago by B. Wolf
Under the law, the corporation is treated as a person under the 14th Amendment - crazy, but true. The system is developed around it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tashinamu8
This film dovetails nicely with the "Zeitgeist" films. I really enjoyed it greatly, but, it is depressing. It shows the strengths of multinationals vs. Read morePublished 4 months ago by SuperShargo