The Corporation

DVD - 2005
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Corporation
The Corporation charts the spectacular rise of the corporation as a dramatic, pervasive presence in our everyday lives. With a deft mix of humor, visual panache and seriousness, this documentary is a timely, entertaining critique of global conglomerates.

Published: [United States] : Zeitgeist Films, c2005.
Branch Call Number: DVD 338.74 COR
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (145 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Jan 18, 2015
  • nickeldime rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A thought provoking look at the role corporations play in our lives - many times without us being aware of it. The film touches on subtle marketing strategies, the role of the corporation as a "person", and the privatization of what most of us consider basic human needs like water, for example. I really enjoyed the points made to make us think about what we as human beings on the planet want for ourselves and our future generations.

May 12, 2014
  • darlenestrom rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is an absolute must see documentary!
This will make an activist out of everyone!

Mar 20, 2014
  • StarGladiator rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Pretty good movie, as Bakan's book was pretty good, but the best understanding of this is to be gotten from an economist like Michael Perelman (The Invention of Capitalism). Corporations, today in America, are simply institutionalized mayhem and murder as corporations from oil companies, softdrink companies and Big Agra routinely hire assassins to murder labor organizers and protestors. (Important to understand that it is no coincidence that London is the speculators capital of the world, while the oldest continuous existing corporation is the City of London Corporation.) And the ultimate corporation? The major banks which have concentrated ownership of the rest of the major corporations!

Mar 08, 2014

Ten years I've had to wait to see this.

The content is worth seeing, but we might need new copies of the DVDs due to wear and tear.

Aug 26, 2013
  • Westcoastred rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It can be a bit dry in places but I totally recommend it to everyone.
I watched it over the course of a couple nights. It really is a message that must get out to everyone!!

Aug 20, 2013
  • EastVanVegan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fairly sterile way to throw ALOT of information at you, but it gets the job done. I now understand that "conspiracy-theorist" kid back when I was younger. This 2-disc Special Edition, with hours of extra stuff is the one to watch.
We are the 99%......

May 03, 2011
  • eastvanbookfan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved this movie. Good selection of people speaking about the topics. Hope they show this movie to kids in school. The second disc is also a treasure trove of information and interviews, IMO.

Aug 31, 2009
  • protectionspells rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a very thorough and profound look at the evolution of corporations and their effect on our lives. Here and in many other films that deal with corporate power is a recurring theme of "being consumers at the cost of being citizens." This documentary certainly highlights some examples of how a private business can often impact the daily activities of us as indivisuals and citizens. You don't have to agree with everything they say in this film, but you've certainly got to wonder...


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