Wal-Mart's list of bad reviews of Greenwald's previous films
Wal-Mart corporate meticulously researched and compiled this list of bad reviews (dating all the way back to 1980!) and released it to the press a few days before the movie's premiere in New York City as part of their Fear and Smear campaign against the film.
Robert's response to a Reuters reporter made everyone at Brave New Films laugh. "I'll have to spend more time in therapy dealing with self-image issues."
"Robert Greenwald, the director, should look into another line of work."
-David Ansen, Newsweek, 8/18/80
-Clarke Taylor, Chicago Tribune, 12/4/88
-Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune, 5/23/90
"the gags and story development are painfully obvious, but at least the comedy is lively right up until it gets strangled by its own plot twists. Grade: C-"
-David Hiltbrand, People, 5/28/90
"having suffered through tonight's CBS movie, you don't so much get up, as stagger up, feeling several IQ points more stupid than you did when you sat down."
-David Klinghoffer, The Washington Times, 5/23/90
"depressingly sourdumb and noisy."
-John Voorhees, The Seattle Times, 5/23/90
"blandness is the only thing you should expecta laziness of vision that is apparent throughout the film."
-Ed Siegel, Boston Globe, 9/23/91
"sleazy, exploitative and ultimately depressing should never have been pumped from the cesspool of network television onto our TV screens. ... this rush-jobgives voyeurism a bad name."
-Jonathan Storm, Knight-Ridder in The Baltimore Sun, 9/24/91
-Kathleen Rizzo Young, The Buffalo News, 1/15/95
Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election (2002)
" 'Unprecedented' is anything but fair and balanced."
-Aaron Barnhart, The Kansas City Star, 11/4/03
"flirts too lovingly with the unproven idea of a conspiracy, and as a propaganda tool, it's effective"
-Joel Welin, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 9/20/02
"does little to deepen the record beyond affording aggrieved Democrats, another chance to complainBut while 2000 was unprecedented, very little in this film is."
-Mark Lebovich, The Washington Post, 5/2/03
Uncovered: The Whole Truth about the Iraq War (2003)
-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, 9/23/04
"Greenwald has the unfortunate knack of stating the obviousfrank and irreverent observations are close to nil in this thing."
-Craig D. Lindsey, The News and Observer (Raleigh), 10/8/04
" 'Uncovered' offers no proof at all"
-J. Michael Waller, Insight Magazine, 3/2/04
"flat, stale and unprofitable. ... its producers don't have the imagination to think the other side could sometimes have a point"
-Peter Craven, The Australian, 3/12/05
-Howard Kurtz, CNNFN "The Biz," 7/13/04
"he doesn't include any response from FoxGreenwald's approach is far too pedestrianna´ve"
-Bill Muller, The Arizona Republic, 9/10/04
"at the press conference, a Fox senior correspondent, Eric Shawn, pressed Mr. Greenwald about whether he had given Fox News Channel a chance to respond to the allegations. Mr. Greenwald tried to evade the question but ultimately conceded, 'No, I didn't.'"
-Testimony by a Fox senior correspondent in The New York Daily Sun, 7/13/04
"Fox News Channel consistently beats CNN and MSNBC, yet Greenwald approaches not a single viewer to probe the reasons for its popularity, nor a single current employee."
-Megan Lehmann, The New York Post, 8/6/04
"the film often fails to distinguish between programs Fox bills as news and those it calls commentary offers no kind of proof."
-Steve Johnson, Chicago Tribune, 7/20/04
Trump Unauthorized (2005)
"The Donald should go to court tomorrow and try to get an injunction to stop it from airing - just to save unsuspecting viewers from being exposed to such hazardous waste materials."
-Linda Stasi, New York Post. 5/23/05
"Trump would definitely have fired the people behind Trump Unauthorized, ABC's shallow portrait of New York's most celebrated real-estate magnate."
-Kevin Thompson, Palm Beach Post, 5/24/05
" 'Trump Unauthorized' has no characters. There are only caricatures, running from one well-established plot point, building or woman to another without once stopping to flesh out anything."
-David Bianculli, New York Daily News, 5/24/05
"the script is third rate and the performances don't rise to that level."
-Tom Jicha, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 5/24/05