Crude: The Real Price of Oil

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  100 min.
Release Date: October 9, 2009 (limited)
DVD: February 16, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 4.71
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One of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet. An inside look at the infamous $27 billion "Amazon Chernobyl" case, CRUDE is a real-life high stakes legal drama set against a backdrop of the environmental movement, global politics, celebrity activism, human rights advocacy, the media, multinational corporate power, and rapidly-disappearing indigenous cultures. Presenting a complex situation from multiple viewpoints, the film subverts the conventions of advocacy filmmaking as it examines a complicated situation from all angles while bringing an important story of environmental peril and human suffering into focus.

Director: Joe Berlinger
Studio: First Run Features
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  • 5 stars "Very compelling!!!"
  • 4 stars "Very good documentary. We've become skeptical of these documentaries because it's easy to twist the truth through media hype and biased documentation but there is no denying Texaco's manipulation and maneuvers throughout the film and of course the shining star is the altruistic Ecuadorian lawyer, Pablo Fajardo. Hoping for a just outcome."