Overall Rank: 4083
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 26
Theatrical Release Date: 11/04/2005
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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dukeakasmudge - wrote on 09/26/2011
GREAT documentary about Wal-Mart AKA Cult-Mart
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 - 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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