Bottom Line: “Interesting” may be the best word to describe this one.
Directed by: Alex Gibney, Eugene Jarecki, Heidi Ewing, Morgan Spurlock, Rachel Grady, Seth Gordon
Other Credits: Melvin van Peebles, Stephen J. Dubner, Steven D. Levitt
Intriguing documentary covers some important issues around the world today, with inspiration from the nonfictional 2005 work of the same name by economist Steven D. Levitt and journalist Stephen J. Dubner. This is the pairing of six directors: Heidi Ewing, Alex Gibney, Seth Gordon, Rachel Grady, Eugene Jarecki, and Morgan Spurlock. It’s up to your personality to determine which segments will pique your interest. More cerebral and/or statistical segments, such as SUPER SIZE ME director Morgan Spurlock’s “A Roshanda by Any Other Name”, caught my attention. Other segments, such as Alex Gibney’s “Pure Corruption”, struck me as a bit shallow. Again, it’s all in who the viewer is that is watching, as some may very well think the opposite of what I did for these segments.