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Based on Margaret Atwood’s best-selling book Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, this thought-provoking film offers a comprehensive outlook on debt in its various forms—societal, personal, environmental, spiritual, criminal, and economic. Filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal (Manufactured Landscapes) exposes surprising debtor/creditor relationships and traces how debt influences societies, governing structures and the fate of the planet.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 14
- Fresh: 10
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 6.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: You can't help feeling that the movie owed its subject - and its audience - a bit more.
Fresh: A rarefied conceptual docu that will appeal to a limited but highly appreciative audience.
Fresh: Cinematic globe-trotting doesn't necessarily trump reading a good book, it turns out; then again, more movies should be burdened with the flaw of being too intellectually curious.
Fresh: Ultimately, this intriguing but scattershot movie turns on the incompatibility of two worldviews - the corporate-financial vs. the environmental-spiritual.