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Merchants of Doubt

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A documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change.
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Sacramento News & Review
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May 30, 2015

Director Robert Kenner delivers this rote but stirring documentary about the fake experts and pseudo-scientists that are employed by corporations to spread doubt in the media about scientific facts.
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Seattle Weekly
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November 12, 2015

Based on the 2010 book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, the film lays out a convincing, follow-the-money trail from the tobacco industry's postwar efforts to prevent (or forestall) government regulation to a profitable lobbying specialty today.
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Newsday
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April 02, 2015

A compelling exposé of professional propagandists, though the movie itself is not agenda-free.
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Willamette Week
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May 13, 2015

The movie is at its best when profiling the titular merchants.
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Seattle Times
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March 27, 2015

You leave "Merchants of Doubt," as you do any good muckraking documentary, both fascinated and enraged ...
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NOW Toronto
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December 18, 2015

Using a magician's tricks as a metaphor for corporate tactics is clever, and Kenner's found an eloquent talking head in history of science prof Naomi Oreskes, but as in his previous flick, Food, Inc., he keeps hammering away at the same idea.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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April 09, 2015

A movie about manufactured consensus would be a vital public service. But "Merchants of Doubt" isn't quite that movie.
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Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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November 05, 2015

Kenner's sympathies are clear - "Don't let them stack the deck!" the film proclaims - and ultimately Merchants of Doubt does a much better job of making you think than convincing you of what to think.
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Philadelphia Inquirer
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March 26, 2015

Merchants of Doubt shouldn't be a hard sell. The fact that it is should make you very mad.
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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June 08, 2015

As a political propaganda film about the dangers of political propaganda, it's difficult to imagine Merchants of Doubt having any effect beyond the cold comfort it might bring the choir.
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Detroit News
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April 03, 2015

Aside from an eye-opening investigation of useless and harmful flame repellents pumped into furniture, it sticks to climate change without broadening its scope to other examples of corporate spinning, which must be plentiful.
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Boston Globe
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March 19, 2015

Subtle, it's not. But it is effective.
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