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Film: Crude | reviews, news & interviews

Film: Crude

Film: Crude

Slick of the week: oil gets a bad rap in Crude

Don't drink the water: Crude explains why.

Far from being the premature biopic of Frankie Boyle that its title might suggest, Crude is the latest and subtlest in a run of environmentally concerned documentaries. To stand out in this newly lucrative genre, you must adopt an original tack: the celebrity-fronted lecture has been done (An Inconvenient Truth), as too has the thriller (The Cove) and the prankster comedy (the Yes Men films). So anyone for the straight-shooting, no bells-and-whistles approach - “Just the facts, ma’am” as Dragnet’s Joe Friday would have put it?

A 1970 promotional film boasted that Texaco is bringing muscles and machines to a territory untouched by civilisation.

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