The Big Uneasy Poster

Release Date: 2009

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary
Harry Shearer, John Goodman and others discuss the possibility that the damage to New Orleans caused by Hurricane Katrina is the fault of the Army Corps of Engineers.

Director: Harry Shearer

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

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  • While Shearer admittedly makes an impassioned directorial debut, the film plays out like a data-heavy, extended investigative report with an academic emphasis on scientific findings over portraits of human suffering. show more

  • What it lacks in style, however, it more than makes up for in substance, as Shearer -- as smart as he is funny -- has assembled a vital and admirably accessible post-mortem on Hurricane Katrina. show more

  • When disaster struck, the documentary says, the powerful corps went to extraordinary lengths to silence, discredit and punish whistleblowers, many of whose allegations were supported by congressional investigators. show more

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