(2005) dir. Robert Greenwald
Wal-Mart is evil. Breaking news.
While it’s valuable to get the details, which this film goes over: that Wal-Mart kills small towns, pays its employees less than living wage and expects them to go on government-assisted health care, all while taking government kick-backs and subsidies under some moronic favoritism, not to mention its reliance on Chinese labor that verges on indentured servitude, environmental negligence that flouts laws with egregious lack of concern. It’s a plague. All under the guise of corporate profits. And hypocrisy.
It’s bad stuff. These are facts that should be pushed more and more to middle America. Doubtlessly.
But not in the form of this boring and unsophisticated documentary. This film is deficient despite its well-intentioned message.