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Review – Percy Vs. Goliath

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At the onset of the new millennium, Canadian farmer Percy Schmeiser (Christopher Walken) finds himself thrust into a seemingly unwinnable legal battle with the agricultural mega-corp, Monsanto. Based on the Monsanto Canada Inc v Schmeiser court case, Percy Vs. Goliath recounts the events Schmeiser and his family took to stand up for farmers across the globe.

As this film is told from the perspective of the Schmeiser family, naturally you can expect to root for the underdog throughout the entirety of the run time. Walken’s Percy, as naive as he may be, gives a strong, nuanced performance that encapsulates the sheer weight standing up for livelihood has. In contrast to Percy’s closed personality, Roberta Maxwell’s Louise Schmeiser provides the emotional core that is needed to fully relate with the couple. With every choice Percy makes, Louise explores how it affects their lives. While the story revolves around the…

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