Review: Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

A revealing look at the personalities behind the scandal.

With the trials against Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling in full swing, this film serves as a great overview of everything that came before the litigation began. It’s also a great piece of documentary filmmaking, compelling in both subject and style.

Director Alex Gibney clarifies the complex Enron debacle down to its basic elements of hubris and greed; a personal story with far-reaching repercussions. Watching a film doesn’t get any more timely than this. [**** out of 5]

One thought on “Review: Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

  1. With a Boat Named Amnesia, Who Could Forget? Enron Spinron.

    Enron tilted it all. It is beyond postmodern. And now it is beyond the personal stories of Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling and the jury will decide. Enron begot SOX.* Enron might begat another era, and symbolize one that

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