The Yes Men Fix the World
Mike Bonanno & Andy Bichlbaum
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A wickedly fun skewering of corporate greed, THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD is the true story of two conscientious mischief-makers who pose as the representatives of companies they despise. In this wonderfully therapeutic film, Yes Men Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno impose cosmic (and comic) justice by any means necessary. To a television audience of 300 million, Andy (posing as a Dow Chemicals spokesman) announces that Dow will finally compensate the victims of the Bhopal disaster, causing the company's stock to instantly plunge by $2 billion. At an oil industry conference, the Yes Men introduce a wonderful new Exxon miracle fuel made from the bodies of global warming losers. THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD "shines with a raw wit and originality" (Newsweek) as it fearlessly follows the twisted logic of corporate capitalism to its crazy conclusion, exposing the hilarious and awful absurdities of the economic system that ruthlessly rules the planet.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 53
- Fresh: 42
- Rotten: 11
- Average Rating: 6.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: It takes some nerve, not to mention diabolical intelligence and financial resources, to pull off the elaborate pranks devised by the Yes Men.
Fresh: Fleet and amusing.
Fresh: An entertaining swipe at corporate irresponsibility.
Rotten: When a British Channel 4 interviewer upbraids Bichlbaum for providing massively false hopes to countless Bhopal residents, I found myself siding with the interviewer, not the prankster with the alleged higher moral purpose.
Five-Stars - Really???
I just can't make up my mind about these guys. I do think that humor is the way forward, but is their humor the way forward? I dunno?! - It's the cringe factor that puts me off, but at the same time- it's the cringe factor that makes it what it is. Sod it! I'll give them five stars anyway coz I came away smiling, and coz the New York Times idea was genuinely great.