Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Prices Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 4083

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 26

Theatrical Release Date: 11/04/2005

Language: English

Genre: Documentary

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Robert Greenwald

Actors: James Cromwell, Frances Fisher, Stan Fortune, Rev. James Lawson, Weldon Nicholson, Sandra Laney

Plot: A documentary that takes a look at the impact of the retail giant on local communities.

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Rating of
3/4

dukeakasmudge - wrote on 09/26/2011

GREAT documentary about Wal-Mart AKA Cult-Mart

Rating of
3/4

goodfellamike - wrote on 10/23/2008

Enlightening, hilariously one-sided documentary that claims the corporation formed a monopoly at the expense of foreign workers, low wages and terrible benefits for its employees; the narrative lags at times, but it paints a vivid portrait of the evils behind the mask of the smiley face logo. Final Grade: B+

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TheOtherRainMan
TheOtherRainMan
TV Extra

Rating of
2/4

Anti-Wal-Mart Movie Relies on Shock, Not Reasoning

TheOtherRainMan - wrote on 07/12/2008

Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussain, H. Lee Scott. What do all of these people have in common? They have some sort of hand in oppression. Hitler oppressed the Jews, Hussain oppressed the country of Iraq, and H. Lee Scott is oppressing the low-wage workers of America with an institution called Wal-Mart. But how is this company hurting Americans? The film "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price" tries to be the valiant knight in Shining Armor, but sadly, that armor needs more polish.


The film hits upon numerous issues within its 90 minute run time. It starts off with the shut down of the good ole mom and pop stores by featuring a hardware store ran by the Hunter family that was shut down upon the arrival of a Wal-Mart. The issue comes up later in the film my showing how the Esry family was …

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