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NY Timeout: Freakonomics Review

NY Timeout: The 2005 best-seller made it fashionable to look for unlikely statistical explanations; watching its cowriters—amiable, buttoned-down prof Steven Levitt and sarcastic journo Stephen Dubner—tease and parry in the movie version, it seems like they’re having tons of fun. But despite a roster of off-kilter documentarians each directing an episode, Freakonomics only partly delivers the sense of traipsing into uncharted territory (which the text supplied on nearly every page).

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