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Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    Sep 26, 2013
    80
    We call our House of Commons proceedings Punch and Judy: but the climate-change deniers on Fox News are Punch on steroids. It's a chilling and depressing picture.
  2. Reviewed by: Rob Humanick
    Mar 6, 2013
    75
    What Craig Scott Rosebraugh's film lacks in originality, it makes up for in comprehensiveness.
  3. 75
    What’s fresh here is the tone – rude, blunt and bordering on shrill. This is a less in-your-face Michael Moore-style take on this subject.
  4. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Mar 8, 2013
    70
    Craig Rosebraugh’s docu Greedy, Lying Bastards covers ground well-traveled by environmental exposes from “An Inconvenient Truth” to “The Island President.” Rosebraugh, however, focuses less on the issue of global warming itself and more on the deniers and their big-money backers.
  5. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Mar 7, 2013
    70
    Collated for momentum, the film’s many interviews, wide-ranging archival footage and montage of modern ecological disasters form a blunt but carefully positioned instrument. And despite a bit of Michael Moore-style nonsense at the end the tightly edited narrative displays a reach (nine countries) and clarity of composition that hold the attention.
  6. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Mar 7, 2013
    70
    Filled with devastating statistics documenting the devastating effects of climate change on the planet, the film takes particular aim at CEOs, or “greedy lying bastards,” of the oil and gas corporations which are contributing to the crisis.
  7. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Mar 7, 2013
    60
    Despite his cogent finger-pointing, nifty graphs and succinct highlighting of recent climate change history, longtime followers of the hyper-partisan topic may not find much terribly new or revealing here.
  8. Reviewed by: Barbara VanDenburgh
    Mar 7, 2013
    60
    There’s a lot to be angry about. And though Rosebraugh shines a light on plenty of jaw-dropping corruption, it plays out like a shrill rallying cry without catharsis for the already initiated.
  9. Reviewed by: Pete Vonder Haar
    Mar 5, 2013
    60
    It’s too bad that Rosebraugh himself can be so off-putting. The data presented is horrifying enough without sarcastic narration, or his Roger & Me–style pursuit of an interview with ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson.
  10. Reviewed by: Liam Lacey
    Mar 14, 2013
    50
    On the downside, Rosebraugh’s own film is too self-righteous and his attempts to play a humour-challenged, lightweight version of Michael Moore in front of the camera is a misfire. The climate-change deniers are comforting, though obviously wrong. Greedy Lying Bastards is grating, even if it’s right.
  11. Reviewed by: David Lewis
    Mar 7, 2013
    50
    Watching the film is like being on a jury in which you know the defendant is probably guilty, but alas, there's not enough evidence to convict.
  12. Reviewed by: Leah Churner
    Mar 6, 2013
    40
    Rosebraugh’s arguments are sound and his heart is in the right place, but his execution is self-defeating.
  13. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Mar 7, 2013
    25
    There was a time when the climate-change alarmist movement was like a guy with a megaphone at your ear, but now it’s more like a squirrel at your shoelaces.
  14. Reviewed by: Saul Austerlitz
    Mar 7, 2013
    25
    The film’s zippy graphics are a treat, but its zippy arguments are slipshod.
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  1. Mar 16, 2013
    0
    The lies of "Lying Greedy Bastards" exposed: even the world's leading authority, IPPC says you are of full of s**t! In March of 2012, theThe lies of "Lying Greedy Bastards" exposed: even the world's leading authority, IPPC says you are of full of s**t! In March of 2012, the IPCC released a special report (google search terms "IPCC SREX 2012") on extreme weather events and its relationship to added atmospheric CO2. The result: it isn't in the evidence (Google the University of Colorado at Boulder's "Roger Pielke, Jr" for his critical distillation that the IPCC got it right "SREX Pielke" will do).

    Furthermore, the Washington Post had to retract the claim that greed motivates the global warming "denialists," because the documented funds for it amount 1% to one-tenth of one percent of the global warming alarmists. Juliet Eilperin (a senior reporter with her husband working for Big Enviro-alarmists in DC a BIG conflict of interest), tried to report "facts" like "Greedy Lying Bastards" does, and the Wash Post was forced into running a correction because both Eilperin was wrong. In fact so wrong that she was soon relieved of her environmental news beat.

    Finally, last December, the IPCCs next (the Fifth Assessment) Report was leaked, showing that global temperatures have flatlined for the last fifteen years, all while man-made CO2 emissions increase at record rates. This means that IPPC models are all wrong: the 30 year warming rates are below the LOWEST predicted level, and nearest those that required maximum CO2 emissions abatement.

    Thus, the lies of "Lying Greedy Bastards" is in tatters before you as wrong, wrong, and wrong and therefore complete bad bulls**t.
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