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Based on 37 Reviews
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

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Gives us the same sort of perverse pleasure that's been a staple of "60 Minutes" over the years -- watching world-class crooks tell world-class lies. show more

  • 100
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    With no-nonsense narration by Peter Coyote and a soundtrack that's at once apt, ironic and really, really good, The Smartest Guys in the Room is anything but a dry dissection of a major Wall Street debacle. show more

  • 88
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Is a movie worthwhile if it makes you sick? Absolutely, in the case of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. show more

  • 90
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Not only a great cautionary tale, it's a civics lesson that should be seen by every concerned citizen. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Spellbinding. show more

  • 100
    Peter Debruge Premiere

    Delivers a polished and well-researched look at America 's largest corporate bankruptcy with a laser-sharp focus on the personalities, practices, and fates of the top executives behind the Enron meltdown. show more

  • 100
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    The movie grows richer as it goes along and contrasting pieces click together. 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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