Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room Movie Review 2005

Information and Film Reviews for Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room the Movie

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Based on the book by Fortune magazine reporters Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind. Director Gibney deftly compiles vast amounts of in-house video and audio footage along with after-the-fact interviews and Congressional hearings chronicling the devastating downfall in 2001 of corporate behemoth Enron. An engaging, thorough, and coherent profile of the hustle created by chief executives Kenneth Lay, Jeffrey Skilling, and Andy Fastow and the resulting economic destruction, from the loss of 20,000 jobs and $2 million in employee pensions to the $30 billion cost of California's energy crisis. Matter-of-fact narration by Peter Coyote contrasts well with sly use of several pop music songs.

Distribution

Magnolia Home Entertainment, 49 W. 27th St., 7th Fl., New York, NY 10001, Phone: (212)924-6701, Fax: (212)924-6742, Email: dvd@magpictures.com

Available on DVD
Running time 110 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Documentary, Corporate Shenanigans, Politics, Houston
Screenplay
Alex Gibney
Cinematography
Maryse Albert
Director
Alex Gibney
Music
Matt Hauser
Other
Martin Czembor, Alison Elwood
Producer
Alex Gibney, Jason Kilot, Susan Motamed, HDNet Film, Magnolia Pictures

Awards

Ind. Spirit 2006: Feature Doc.; Writers Guild 2005: Feature Doc.

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