|Los Angeles City Beat Review
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Ralph Nader doesn't have many friends these days. But whether you consider him a selfless scourge of the corporate coddling right or an arrogant ballot hog whose 2000 presidential run enabled the current train wreck in Iraq, Nader's career achievements deserve enumeration. In Henriette Mantel and Steve Skrovan's conventionally constructed, but fair and balanced documentary, Nader is painted as a tireless, asexual, citizen activist, whose intellectual idealism improved our skies, roads, and workplaces. After his 1965 auto-safety exposé Unsafe at Any Speed launched him into national prominence, Nader's Pied Piper progressivism led to the creation of the EPA, the Freedom of Information Act, OSHA, and other inconveniences for conservatives.