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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
February 24, 2014
Not another documentary exposť of a particular disaster or eco-crime but a history of the environmental movement itself, motivated by the idea that 'our industrial civilization has grown so powerful that it threatens the natural world...'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jamie S. Rich
Oregonian
October 10, 2013
Manages to make the larger cause relatable by focusing on the individual stories of conservationist leaders and radical activists
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Gerald Peary
Arts Fuse
September 16, 2013
I agree totally with its politics while abhorring its unimaginative political correctness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5 stars
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 3, 2013
If the point of A Fierce Green Fire is to dissipate conflict and join all viewers together under one big cause, then it finally succeeds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Loren King
Boston Globe
April 18, 2013
Comprehensively tackles a sprawling subject and keeps things loose and lively.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
April 11, 2013
Kitchell plods through this worthy material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 11, 2013
There's certainly plenty of material there, but the movie mostly tells us about them rather than showing us.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brent Simon
Shockya.com
March 20, 2013
Essential viewing for those with a social conscience... showcases a rare and cogent macro-portrait skill unmatched in the arena of this topic since An Inconvenient Truth.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
March 20, 2013
Maybe the best environmental documentary.
Martin Dunphy
Georgia Straight
March 15, 2013
It is expertly edited and features an effective mix of archival footage, stills, and primary-source interviews.
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
March 15, 2013
It's a decent overview of the subject, but the film's presentation is unexceptional, and it never hints that there is reasoned opposition to the views it advocates.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
March 14, 2013
A worthy reminder of how much has been done to help heal our planet's ecological woes as well as how much remains to be achieved.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
March 1, 2013
Funny to see the rotten reviews of this film as if it were supposed to be entertaining as a romantic comedy. We are in deep shit, brothers and sisters, and this movie gives you and idea of how good people are trying to pull us out of it.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
March 1, 2013
[A] clear-eyed and much-needed overview of the modern history of people fighting for nature without even realizing, way back when, that they were also fighting for human beings as an inextricable part of nature...
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
February 28, 2013
About as sleepy as a documentary can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 28, 2013
A lucid and prophetic documentary that will rekindle your passion for making your small contribution to saving the planet.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Zachary Wigon
Village Voice
February 26, 2013
There's no consistent narrative thread to carry the film from start to finish, and A Fierce Green Fire fails to open any singular intellectual or psychological point of investigation.
Drew Hunt
Slant Magazine
February 25, 2013
The firector avoids all manner of stylistics, opting instead for the formulaic documentary trifecta of first-person interviews, archival material, and news footage.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 7, 2012
Positively inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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John Anderson
Variety
February 23, 2012
Ardently passionate and naturally provocative.
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