Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. 25
    Wal-Mart's home office in Bentonville, Ark., can rest easy: Greenwald, as usual, is hysterically preaching to the choir.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. BigTimer
    Jul 17, 2006
    10
    Excellent insight into powerful corporation that doesn't understand or want to understand "social responsibility" or how to take care of Excellent insight into powerful corporation that doesn't understand or want to understand "social responsibility" or how to take care of their own. Full Review »
  2. JohnBoy
    Nov 20, 2005
    6
    The film ends with a strange self-absorved thud of idolatry for the cause. Its use of music was excessively manipulative and unnecessarily The film ends with a strange self-absorved thud of idolatry for the cause. Its use of music was excessively manipulative and unnecessarily so. I have to feel that an opportunity was wasted and that, in the end, the good that this film could've done would be erased by its senseless execution of not letting the story speak for itself. I gave it a 7 because I know what Wal-Mart is about and they've presented a rather damning argument despite its poor sense of what makes a quality documentary. Full Review »
  3. NeemaS
    Nov 18, 2005
    2
    Where's the comparisons to other companies? Where's the focus on the consumers that save thousands of dollars each year? Where's the comparisons to other companies? Where's the focus on the consumers that save thousands of dollars each year? Where's the employees who couldn't get jobs elsewhere? This is a classic mockumentary: political advertisement disguised as real film. Full Review »