Movie review: 'Greedy Lying Bastards' an entertaining exposÃ©
A big welcome to Craig Scott Rosebraugh, the crusading writer-director responsible for the left-leaning documentary "Greedy Lying Bastards," as he enters the competition to be the next Michael Moore.
Rosebraugh's topic is global climate change and those who argue global warming is a hoax or that the science behind it is somehow in dispute. The emphasis is on the well-funded corporate interests namely the Koch brothers and ExxonMobil. For a hint at his opinion of such people, please refer to the film's title.
Rosebraugh deftly uses archival footage, nifty animated graphics and talking-head interviews for an entertaining expose of the industry-paid deniers and how they continue to muddle the climate-change "debate."
He keeps himself out of the narrative for a good chunk of the film, but ends in Moore-like fashion with a stunt visit to an ExxonMobil stockholders meeting that isn't as big a climate climax as he probably wanted.
'Greedy Lying Bastards'
Opens Friday, March 8, at the Century 16 Union Heights (Sandy); rated PG-13 for brief strong language; 90 minutes.