Release Date: 2011
DVD Release Date: January 29th, 2013
Not Yet Rated|1 hr 30 min
Swedish filmmaker Fredrik Gertten is sued by a food company after he shows a scathing documentary.
Director: Fredrik Gertten
Detailing his efforts to distribute Bananas!*, his 2009 exposé on Dole's use of toxic chemicals in Nicaragua, Swedish documentarian Fredrik Gertten's latest plays as an occasionally fascinating, if ultimately reductive, showdown between First Amendment rights and corporate power. show more
While Big Boys addresses the extent to which journalists (particularly in the U.S., Gertten believes) too readily accept the claims of powerful entities, the film misses the opportunity to explore this issue in a more universal way. show more
The issue remains that this variety of faux-populism seems better suited to the soapbox than the silver screen. show more