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In this feature-length documentary, filmmaker and biofuel advocate Josh Tickell explores the origins of America's dependence on fossil fuels, eventually detailing the cross-country road trip that he took in his biodiesel-converted van, campaigning for the more sustainable, environmentally friendly fuel. Tickell interviews people in his film from all over the spectrum of fuel use, from oil company executives to those devastated by water contamination stemming from oil companies to Midwestern
Oct 17, 2008 Wide
Jun 22, 2010
Greenlight Theatrical - Official Site
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Thanks to an informative, buoyant tone and the director's own restless intelligence, the film preaches to the unconverted with passion, energy and graphics so clear that they would make Al Gore weep all over his PowerPoint.
A peppy, bouncy documentary that is watchable and informative, although Tickell's celebrity name-dropping at times detracts from the serious message.
It's a slickly enjoyable production (if unfocused and bloated), and his bullet-point tips are persuasive; but dude, there are better ways to humanize these issues than crying on camera.
One of the refreshing traits of this action-nudging documentary is Tickell's willingness to wrestle his own biases.
Smartly animated interstitials, memorable archival material and a lively soundtrack round out the fast-paced proceedings.
Tickell keeps the film hopping along, far more interested in the positive than a woe-is-us mentality
A good natured cheer-leading session for clean vehicles, "Fuel" is several measures short of the intensity it will take to put Hummers where they belong---in museums.
For a film about energy, it's marvelous that Tickell ultimately gives us all the proverbial power.
Tickell makes his case in an entertaining and hence all the more effective manner.
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