Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005)

Everyone has seen Wal-Mart's lavish television commercials, but have you ever wondered why Wal-Mart spends so much money trying to convince you it cares about your family, your community, and even its own employees? What is it hiding?… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: November 4, 2005
DVD Release Date: November 15, 2005
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Advocacy journalism at its most unsparing, and it demands to be seen, discussed, argued with, and acted upon.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Wal-Mart says director Robert Greenwald's film is misleading and inaccurate, but it's hard to dispute the personal accounts from former Wal-Mart employees who speak from experience.

Victoria Segal
New Statesman

Yet, despite the inherent lack of suspense in this "bad corporation!" genre... Robert Greenwald's documentary still generates enough jaw-dropping revelations to make it more than just an exercise in confirming anti-globalisation prejudices.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price lacks the cinematic panache to elevate it above the level of agitprop. But its all too relevant dissection of its subject is well worth paying attention to.

John Anderson

Whatever Greenwald lacks in style he makes up for with a deluge of facts and figures and a populist feel that make his movies, this one included, accessible even to the most politically naive.

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Embora irregular (as seqüências que se focam na China beiram o ridículo, com a dublagem e os apelidos dos entrevistados), o filme de Greenwald estabelece argumentos fortes que levam o espectador a desejar boicotar a empresa-título.

David Denby
New Yorker

For all its missteps, the movie powerfully suggests that Wal-Mart is capable of demoralizing a community so thoroughly that it doesn't have the spirit to carry on its life outside the big box.

Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Greenwald has shrewdly chosen not to go with classic talking head types like economists, academics and journalists. Instead he talked to current and former Wal-Mart employees, including several with a dozen or more years with the company.

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Matthew Turner

If Greenwald's intention was to make the audience very angry indeed then the film is a resounding success ... it'll definitely make you want to boycott Asda.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
"It will change the way you think, feel, and shop..." Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price is an extremely important documentary, even more so now… More
Curtis Lilly
Ok, everyone already knows that Wal-mart and Wal-mart like stores are sucking the blood of the country. This film brings up lots of good points, but really… More
Alex roy
Documentary about the business practices of Wal Mart is an eye opening film that tells the behind the scenes story of what really happens. Everyone shops at Wal… More
Luke Baldock
It's excellent at getting it's point across. However, this is mostly hateful propaganda, that is simply the opposite of Wal-Mart's own… More
Wahida K
It is one of my sources of happiness to say that: I dont know Wal-Mart, neither do I take one sided Documentaries serious. What this Documentary shows, it is… More
Jennifer Xu
It's not a particularly bad documentary, but I don't feel like I learned anything from it. I knew Wal-mart did these so-called "controversial… More