We tried to watch The Corporation this weekend. Got about an hour and a half into it before we gave up. It was all stuff that was obvious if you had ever worked in your life, or read a newspaper. The documentary was put together in a manner that had it constantly repeating the same thing over and over again without adding any additional content. The rhythm of the piece was terrible, and beyond some interesting character interviews (few and far between, sadly) there was nothing of value, at least until we gave up on it (not a common thing). Maybe there’s a huge redeeming second act, but for now it gets a 4/10.
Murderball, on the other hand, was excellent. It exposed a culture that just about nobody knows about, told a passionate story, and kept the viewer interested. This, friends, is how a documentary should be produced. 8/10.