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Documentary review: The Rise and Reign of Amazon is ★★★★☆ scrutiny

My wife and I (and even some of our young children) watched Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos recently. It’s a slick documentary that raises some important questions and concerns about the increasingly monopolistic company that keeps prices low (instead of raising them like past monopolies).

The movie wasn’t enough to make me ditch my Amazon Prime or Alexa accounts, especially given how much time and money Amazon has saved my family over the last two decades. That could change, but for now I’ll say: so far, so good. In fact, I’d rather convert to Android and stay with Amazon than stay with Apple and ditch Amazon—I like them that much.

For its slick production and warranted scrutiny, I award it ★★★★☆.

Fun fact: Walmart made twice as much money as Amazon did last year ($512 billion versus $233 billion).