Freakonomics Reviews

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October 2, 2010
Sometimes, it has all the answers. More often, it just asks the right questions. And in today's 24-hour froth of insta-pundit analysis, we need curiosity more than certainty.
October 2, 2010
Some parts of the movie are more satisfying and intriguing than others, but there are enough surprising and non-intuitive revelations that even the most jaded viewer will likely learn a thing or two.
October 1, 2010
A learning-is-fun . . .anthology . . .with more pluses than minuses, [it] is as entertaining as it's educational and enlightening.
October 1, 2010
Look, I enjoyed Freakonomics, I just can't really say how much so mainly because I'm still having issues buying all the information past on here as mathematical fact.
October 1, 2010
It's probably inevitable that some segments work better than others, and it's fortunate that executive producer and co-director Seth Gordon does a nice job of tying the whole thing together.
Top Critic
October 1, 2010
The movie version of Freakonomics functions as a reasonably effective trailer, but for a book whose moment has already passed.
October 1, 2010
Equal parts journalistic expose and targeted anthropological dissection, the slick anthology production Freakonomics makes heavy ideas go down easy.
October 1, 2010
Has lost some of its cumulative mojo in translation, partly because after seven years the pot is pretty well stirred, and partly because the medium demands narrative focus.
October 1, 2010
Engaging economic docu is too complex for young kids.
October 1, 2010
It's mild stuff indeed, more like an especially lightweight edition of 60 Minutes than a hard-hitting expos of cultural ills.
October 1, 2010
Freakonomics's four sections offer various takes on the source book's premise: what happens when you ask "a different kind of question entirely"?
October 1, 2010
There is more material here to chew on than in a dozen other documentaries combined. And that's a good thing. No?
October 1, 2010
There's an appealing sort of crazy, on the surface, to Freakonomics... [But it] sounds for all the world as if [the film] is mocking Freakonomics [the theory].
October 1, 2010
A disjointed mess that is never quite as hip or smart as it seems to think it is.
October 1, 2010
As with any omnibus film, it offers a little of a lot...gives each filmmaker enough room to expand beyond simple ideas into something more complex.
October 1, 2010
October 1, 2010
Amiably passes the time.
October 1, 2010
An interesting, uneven mountain of stats and facts that, overall, is inconclusive.
October 1, 2010
A movie for those of you who like to fill out the crossword puzzle or play Sudoku daily
October 1, 2010
[It] isn't freaky enough.
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