The Emperor's New Clothes
Michael Winterbottom, celebrated director of 24 Hour Party People, The Road to Guantanamo, and The Trip, joins forces with actor, comedian, and provocateur Russell Brand for that most unlikely of documentary approaches: an uproarious critique of the world financial crisis. Building on Brand’s emergence as an activist following his 2014 book Revolution, where he railed against “corporate tyranny, ecological irresponsibility, and economic inequality,” The Emperor’s New Clothes pairs archival footage with comedic send-ups conducted in the financial centers of London and New York. Brand spotlights not only how the crisis affected the working class around the world, but also how the uber-wealthy benefited from the downturn. With Winterbottom providing his signature ingenuity and pinpoint directorial control, they generate a riveting, boisterous, and, at times, cathartic riff on the extreme disparities between the haves and have nots in contemporary society.The Emperor's New Clothes featuring Russell Brand is available for rent or purchase on iTunes, available for rent or purchase on Google Play, and available for rent or purchase on Prime Video. It's a documentary movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.0 (1,322 votes) and was met with mixed reviews by critics.
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The Emperor's New Clothes has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.0 (1,322 votes) and was met with mixed reviews by critics. The movie is not very popular with Reelgood users lately.