Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

Also Known As

Black Magic ( Australia ), Der Enron-Bankrott - Die ganz schlauen Burschen ( Germany ), Enron: Karharies sto domatio ( Greece ), Enron: Rise and Fall ( Australia ), Eron: Os Mais Espertos da Sala ( Brazil )

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Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

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John Beard

Himself - Former Enron Accountant

Tim Belden

Himself (archive footage)

Barbara Boxer

Herself (archive footage)

George W. Bush

Himself (archive footage)

Storyline

Enron dives from the seventh largest US company to bankruptcy in less than a year in this tale told chronologically. The emphasis is on human drama, from suicide to 20,000 people sacked: the personalities of Ken Lay (with Falwellesque rectitude), Jeff Skilling (he of big ideas), Lou Pai (gone with $250 M), and Andy Fastow (the dark prince) dominate. Along the way, we watch Enron game California's deregulated electricity market, get a free pass from Arthur Andersen (which ... more


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Gill

Karma18693

Grade

B+

Insightfully informative15 July 2013

Overall this is not a perfect documentary because it is a bit biased and based on commentary from subjects all on one side of the fence. However it is well structured and easy to follow, stripping away the feared complexity of the tale and telling it in a fascinating and engaging way. A... more

Lizzy

Karma1301250

Grade

B+

Thanks for that comment good to know.03 August 2012

Thanks for that comment good to know.

Mad About Movies

Karma1320620

Grade

B+

Thanks14 May 2012

Thanks for commenting, helps us to know if we should check it out.

Groo

Karma53908

Grade

C+

ok documentary16 April 2012

It is an ok documentary for me, it is too long for the type of material they have to present, and halfway it gets boring. I would prefer to see more about how was this allowed and not noticed by authorities. Speculative economy is still a reality (both in stock market and corporate budgets) and... more

type casting

Karma161004

Grade

B+

Brought back a lot of bad memories30 December 2011

Well done. Wow, this is all history now. I liked this documentary a lot.

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