The Greater Good (film)
|The Greater Good|
|Directed by||Kendall Nelson, Chris Pilaro|
|Produced by||Leslie Manookian Bradshaw|
|Written by||Leslie Manookian Bradshaw, Jack Youngelson|
|Starring||Gabi Swank, Jordan King, and the Christeners|
|Music by||Stephen Thomas Cavit|
The Greater Good is an anti-vaccination propaganda film. It debuted at the Dallas International Film Festival on April 2, 2011, and began playing in Los Angeles, California on October 14, 2011. The film was endorsed by controversial doctor Joseph Mercola on his website, as part of "Vaccine Awareness Week", a joint venture with the anti-vaccine organization National Vaccine Information Center.
The New York Times criticized the movie, calling it "emotionally manipulative," and "heavily partial."
Variety's John Anderson reviewed the film, saying that it is "swimming in ethical contradictions." Anderson also stated, with regard to the film's potential bias, "Admittedly, it would have been difficult for the filmmakers to show the other side of those scenes; how do you focus on subjects who haven’t died from smallpox, diphtheria or pertussis because they were immunized as children? But that would require an approach that doesn’t take advantage of the audience’s emotions."
David Gorski criticized the movie in a blog post, lamenting that the film "which could have been a provocative debate about current vaccine policy based on asking which vaccines are necessary and why, in the end opts to be nothing more than pure anti-vaccine propaganda of the lowest and most vile sort."
Gary Goldstein described the film as "provocative" and "an effective eye-opener."
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- Gorski, David. "The Greater Good: Pure, unadulterated anti-vaccine propaganda masquerading as a "balanced" documentary". Science Based Medicine.
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- Goldstein, Gary (14 October 2011). "Movie review: 'Greater Good'". Los Angeles Times.
- Ferdman, Veronika (13 October 2011). "The Greater Good Review". LA Weekly.
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