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Plastic Planet (2011)

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We live in the age of plastic. It's cheap and practical, and it's everywhere - even in our blood. But is it a danger to us? The plastic industry annually generates hundreds of billions of dollars. Every industrial sector in the world today is dependent on plastic. The amount of plastic we have produced since it was invented would be enough to cover the entire globe six times over. But this inexpensive and convenient substance comes with a hefty price. Plastic stays in the ground and water system

Unrated,

Documentary, Special Interest

Werner Boote

Apr 12, 2011

$2.4k

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Sniffing and licking as he goes, and pausing to rub his face vigorously with bioplastics, the director favors a peripatetic style that staves off boredom but is frustratingly shallow.

January 14, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Disturbing, cautionary documentary that will make you rethink the products with which you surround yourself.

January 13, 2011 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
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A must-see for anyone even remotely interested in the staggering health costs of plastic to humans and the planet itself.

January 12, 2011 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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You must see this beautifully filmed cautionary tour of plastic-glutted landfills, plastic-strewn deserts and into human arteries where plastic beads compete with platelets for space.

March 15, 2011 Full Review Source: About.com
About.com

[VIDEO] "Plastic Planet" is an informative and entertaining documentary that builds its case logically, without making pedantic judgments. This lively documentary might help the planet.

January 20, 2011 Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com
ColeSmithey.com

Both humorous and horrifying, this documentary drives home the point that we are dying from our own materiality.

January 18, 2011 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Plastic Planet isn't a particularly distinguished film, but it delivers a worthwhile message.

January 14, 2011 Full Review Source: NYC Film Critic
NYC Film Critic

[Boote] is somewhere between [Michael] Moore's obnoxious antagonist ... and Ross McElwee's ancestral investigator

January 12, 2011 Full Review Source: Cinematical
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Jumping breathlessly from one short segment to another, jetting from one corner of the world to another, the director aims to make up in breadth what he sacrifices in depth.

January 9, 2011 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Boote's strong film will make you look at the floating plastic bag from American Beauty in a new, wholly suspicious way.

January 8, 2011 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
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