This is a feature length documentary that uncovers a retail giant’s assault on families and American values. The film dives into the deeply personal stories and everyday lives of families and communities struggling to fight a goliath. A working mother is forced to turn to public assistance to provide healthcare for her two small children. A Missouri family loses its business after Wal-Mart is given over $2 million to open its doors down the road. A mayor struggles to equip his first responders after Wal-Mart pulls out and relocates just outside the city limits. A community in California unites, takes on the giant, and wins! Producer/Director Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films take you on an extraordinary journey that will change the way you think, feel — and shop.
“Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price is an engrossing, muckraking documentary about the retail giant that’s been called “the world’s largest, richest and probably meanest corporation.” But if you’re expecting an angry diatribe, you’re going to be disappointed. Instead, the predominant feeling coming off the screen in the latest film from director Robert Greenwald is a kind of baffled disenchantment and sadness.”
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
“The High Cost of Low Price makes its case with breathtaking force. Mr. Scott of Wal-Mart declined to speak on camera, Mr. Greenwald says. The company is worried enough about this film and growing opposition elsewhere that it has hired high-powered former presidential advisers and set up a public relations ”war room” to deflect and respond to criticism.”
Anita Gates, New York Times
“The movie’s masterstroke is to avoid interviewing the usual anti-globalist suspects and let solid, hard-working middle Americans speak. These testimonies, taken from towns and cities across the country, are cripplingly blunt. … By the final credits you may want to picket Sam Walton’s grave.”
Ty Burr, Boston Globe