Entertainment Weekly - 11/11/2005
"Robert Greenwald has become one of the most incisive activist filmmakers in America....WAL-MART is an investigative outcry driven by stringent reporting rather than attitude." -- Grade: A-
Total Film - 06/01/2006 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] damning portrait of a corporate Goliath whose malign influence is being felt in this country..."
Sight and Sound - 06/01/2006
"As a primer on why Wal-Mart is so reprehensible this documentary is crude but effective....Clear and persuasive..."
Uncut - 09/01/2006 4 stars out of 5 -- "[D]eftly assembled from testimonies of victims and former employees, and some astonishing corporate footage....It's vital viewing."
Ultimate DVD - 10/01/2006 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] startling expose that deserves to be seen....This reveals the massive detrimental repercussions of Wal Mart's increasing monopoly. Shocking and sobering..."
Robert Greenwald (OUTFOXED) continues his expose of evil corporate doings with this documentary, released as part of Wal-Mart Week, a nationwide activist initiative to bring the company's business practices out into the open. From their disturbing morning cheer to their minuscule benefits packages and sweatshop-labor conditions, the documentary addresses the simple question: does America benefit from the presence of this low-priced chain' Employee testimony and statistics make Greenwald's case clear and effective, and the stories of enforced, unpaid overtime and the death of mom-and-pop businesses can hardly fail to leave viewers both saddened and enraged.