Percy vs Goliath

Movie review by Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media
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age 10+

Drama about farmer's battle against GMO reaps confusion.

PG-13 2021 99 minutes

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age 15+

Percy Vs Goliath – By My Word I Stand

It’s good to see the usually difficult to like Christopher Walken taking a role that shows he can be more human. Here he drops most of his intensely bullish traits to bring life to a man of the earth and does so quite well. With a string of movies about corporate greed or corruption this one can’t bring all that much new to the genre (after all, it is a genre) I have not seen the documentary about this case but it felt like this production was at least attempting to bring a documentary style to this telling. While there are serious doubts surrounding the ethics of so-called not for profit activists groups, who too often tend to be more in line with political manipulation than the good of mankind, Christina Ricci injects her group member’s character with a reasonable amount of believability. The rest of the cast work hard to create a pleasing outcome and while it’s a slow-moving story it’s filled with hope, that at times, right can defeat might - even if not all the outcomes are as desired. Production values are high with locations being well used - this is good of its type even though some of the truth might be fiddled somewhat. Probably might prove to slow for most average children

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