Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
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  1. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Dec 1, 2011
    60
    Though the Tickells' unabashedly partial, first-person approach is a liability, they present so much damning evidence that their case is - one hopes - impossible to ignore.
  2. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Dec 1, 2011
    60
    The film's most upsetting scenes are its interviews with residents whose livelihood has been decimated and whose health has been compromised.
  3. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Nov 29, 2011
    60
    It's more a summarizing project than an act of investigative journalism or a revelatory indictment.
  4. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    Nov 29, 2011
    60
    The film's scope is staggering, including its detailed outlining of BP's origins and fingerprints across decades of unrest in Iran.
  5. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    Nov 28, 2011
    50
    Alternately gutsy and preachy, specific and scattered, the righteously angry pic risks alienating those who could be galvanized by its proof of Big Oil's corrupting omnipotence.

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