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Over the course of 10 years, Helen Steel and Dave Morris are transformed from anonymous non-profit activists into unlikely global heroes, defending themselves through what became the longest trial in English history. In 1986, a non-profit group named London Greenpeace (LGP) produced a leaflet called "What's Wrong with McDonalds? Everything They Don't Want You to Know," attacking many aspects of the corporation's business practices. Morris and Steel were members of the group. Soon after the leaflets appeared McDonald's hired spies to infiltrate LGP. Under UK law,… More

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"You can't help but take a little pleasure in watching jerk lawyers -- and an arrogant mega-corporation, with money and laws and seemingly the judge too on its side -- lose in every way imaginable."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Everybody loves a good David & Goliath story, often doubly so when the story happens to be entirely factual and quite ironic."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"McLibel is best when it sticks to Steel and Morris, who never become comfortable on-camera."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"A fascinating look at perseverance and strength of will, McLibel is inspiring viewing whether you agree with the politics or not."
‑ Jonathan W. Hickman, Entertainment Insiders
"An alarming if ultimately inspiring David-and-Goliath parable for today."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"McLibel made me want to boycott McDonald's, turn vegetarian and even punch a clown or two on principle. But most of all, it restored my faith that the power to shape public discourse really rests with the people and not the PR agents."
‑ Steve Schneider, Orlando Weekly
"Riveting, suspenseful, and a perfect antidote to the too-tricky documentary Super-Size Me."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"A stirring and sometimes funny film."
‑ John McMurtrie, San Francisco Chronicle
"... (a) portrait of corporate power and intimidation and the draconian British libel laws that turn the presumption of innocence on its head."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"the big loser is McDonald's, who spends millions on a year-long trial and is crucified in the court of public opinion"
‑ Christopher Null,
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