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1 hr. 38 min.

Plot Summary
The controversial retail giant Walmart faces the scrutiny of filmmaker Robert Greenwald in this documentary showcasing the adverse effects the behemoth inflicts on communities and individuals. Conducting interviews with former and current Walmart employees, Greenwald gets an insider's look into some of the corporation's alleged nefarious and exploitative labor practices. The film also explores the economic impact of Walmart on small businesses and communities.


Director: Robert Greenwald

Genres: Documentary

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005)

Release Date: January 1st, 2005|1 hr. 38 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Compelling and frequently entertaining. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Left-wing flame-thrower Robert Greenwald (Uncovered: The War on Iraq) gets after the global giant anyway, and he may have you thinking twice before entering another Wal-Mart parking lot. show more

  • 60
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Lacks the cinematic panache to elevate it above the level of agitprop. But its all too relevant dissection of its subject is well worth paying attention to. show more

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