David Denby


David Denby, a writer for The New Yorker, wrote a short, yet insightful, review on his thoughts about the documentary on Enron. Denby shares what he thinks about the style of the documentary in his review by talking about the use of audiotapes by Gibney and constitutes them as one of the few “startling moments” (Denby). As a whole Denby is not happy with the way that this documentary was done in that he feels it should have been more about the way the company was run when it was a “legitimate firm” (Denby). David Denby believes that the documentary should have went deeper into how the company became what it did without the use of deceit. There is nothing wrong with the way that David Denby viewed this documentary, but it is hard to criticize the way that it was made because the way that it was made showed the nation how these people acted and what was truly behind the Enron scandal. David Denby is completely against this documentary because, in his opinion it is not the type of film that tells the watchers what they need to know in context to the Enron scandal and all the problems that went along with it. This is a very critical review on the documentary because Denby disagrees with how Gibney made the film. Reviews such as these help add texture to the the viewers opinion because it gives an oposing thought.