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The Village Voice

Government Corruption and the BP Oil Spill in The Big Fix
“The film’s scope is staggering, including its detailed outlining of BP’s origins and fingerprints across decades of unrest in Iran. By doing smart, covert reporting that shames our news media, by interviewing uncensored journalists, by speaking with locals whose health has been destroyed, and by interviewing scientists who haven’t been bought by BP (many have, as the film illustrates), Fix stretches into a mandatory-viewing critique of widespread government corruption, with one of the film’s talking heads remarking, “I don’t have any long-term hope for us [as a country] unless we find a way to control campaign financing.” And yes, the Koch brothers are major players in the fuckery.”

 

Los Angeles Times

Movie review: ‘The Big Fix’
“The scathing documentary “The Big Fix” investigates questions of corporate negligence and political corruption surrounding last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill and its lingering aftereffects on the Gulf Coast. The Big Fix” presents a compelling array of damning testimony from EPA officials, journalists, scientists and politicians as well as emotional scenes of distraught residents, a number, like Rebecca Tickell, experiencing troubling physical symptoms in the wake of the disaster.”

 


LA Weekly

The Big Fix review
“Josh Tickell, a Louisiana native, had two questions he wanted answered when he set out to make his documentary: What were we not told by the media in the days and weeks immediately following the April 2010 British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and what haven’t we been told since the story faded from the news cycle? If The Big Fix had simply tackled those questions, the story uncovered would be maddening: BP’s repeated flaunting of safety codes; their blatant disregard for the lives of individuals and communities devastated by the spill; collusion among the U.S. government (from local to the White House), the media, and BP to hide the damage and avoid holding anyone accountable.”

 


The New York Times

Fury, Up Close and Personal, at the Lingering Effects From the BP Oil Spill

“The Big Fix” is an enraged exposé of the crimes of Big Oil, specifically BP, which has been accused of negligence and of taking shortcuts that helped lead to the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig off the Louisiana coast in April 2010. The film’s conspiratorial viewpoint makes sense and is probably accurate.”

 

The New York Daily News

Documentary about last year’s BP oil spill
“Do movies like “The Big Fix” make a difference in exposing hidden corruption and deceit? It would be nice to think so, for the duped and dismissed citizens of the Gulf Coast portrayed here could use as much help as they can get.

Louisiana native Josh Tickell and his wife, Rebecca Harrell Tickell, chronicle the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill, which has gone largely unreported. What they find is sadly unsurprising, but dismaying nonetheless: a political culture in which corporate needs come first and citizen safety is roundly ignored. They present so much damning evidence that their case is — one hopes — impossible to ignore.”

 

Time Out New York

Two dogged documentarians get their hands dirty over an oil spill.
“Beginning as a nose-to-the-ground investigation into the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Josh Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell’s doc expands into a damning indictment of the government-lobbyist revolving door, the campaign finance system and corporate capitalism in general. Determined to rake muck—or rather, petroleum—the filmmakers journey to the affected site, interviewing local fishermen about the consequences of the spill, sneaking into fenced-off areas to record the damage and refute official claims that the leak has been definitively contained.”

 


The Times Picayune

BP oil documentary ‘The Big Fix’ helps get New Orleans Film Festival off to an Explosive Start
“An explosive, attention-demanding, feature-length film focusing on the environmental fallout of the BP oil spill.”

 

The Guardian

BP oil disaster documentary rakes over big questions about the spill
“It’s not every film that sets off on a mini-road trip with Peter Fonda, only to veer off into a night-vision goggle surveillance of a BP facility.”

What People Are Saying?

Great film! I feel very grateful to you for making it. I promise to tell others so they watch it too.

Rita Kanell, Los Angeles

Powerful and enlightening. I'm outraged, I'll spread the word. Thank you!

Caitlin Murray, Los Angles

F#%$ing AMAZING film Josh and Rebecca! Good Luck!

Keith Reed, New York City

Your film could change the fix our world is in. Thank you

Allen Bowden, New Orleans

This movie blew my mind and I think as many people as possible should see it. I'm going to host an Earth Day screening! Thank you guys so much for making it and especially for all your hard work!

Sherri Johnson, New York City

The Big Fix is amazing and inspiring. I am going to use this experience to start to go green and to spread awareness about this issue. You have my gratitude

Gwen Hickman, Sedona

Oscar worthy, life changing and a must see!

Peter Guber, Beverly Hills