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R| 1 hr. 53 min.

Plot Summary
This documentary explores the fall of the Enron Corporation, arguably the most shocking example of modern corporate corruption. The company is linked with several illegal schemes, including instigating the California energy crisis as a way to drive up utility prices at the expense of the average American. In a hyper-competitive environment, Enron traders resort to all kinds of underhanded dealings in order to make money at any cost and keep their high-paying jobs.

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Director: Alex Gibney

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

Release Date: April 22nd, 2005|1 hr. 53 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's scarier than "The Amityville Horror," as scandalous as "Fahrenheit 9/11" and loaded with more conspiracies than "The Interpreter." show more

  • 100
    Jonathan Curiel San Francisco Chronicle

    More than worthwhile. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The film's most climactic moments involve the chilling audiotapes of avaricious Enron traders as they toy with California's energy crisis, wringing millions in profits from the misfortune of an entire state. show more

  • November 02, 2008 Anna AZ
    Report This User

    A must-see for anyone interested in the background of corporate greed and the ease of which they were deceptive to the American people.

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