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Revenge of the Electric Car Reviews

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

It's a slick and reassuring follow-up, if a naggingly superficial one...

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

July 22, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

It's an unexciting story, told in an excited manner...

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

July 22, 2012
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

A surprisingly optimistic progress report.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 3/5

July 19, 2012
Alex Zane
Sun Online

Following up his 2006's Who Killed The Electric Car, film-maker Chris Paine has a more difficult task here.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 2/5

July 19, 2012
Peter Bradshaw

Does Paine owe capitalism an apology? The market for electric cars was there, after all, and electric cars finally came along.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

July 19, 2012
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

I await the next, more adjusting swing of the roundabout for Paine and volt-powered automotion: perhaps, The Electric Car Settles into a Median State Equidistant Between Success and Failure.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 3/5

July 19, 2012
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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The techie stuff is light and the mood mostly optimistic, which makes for a slightly bland experience.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

July 17, 2012
Miles Fielder
The List

Here's a rarity: an environmentally themed documentary that's got a positive story to tell.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 4/5

July 16, 2012
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

There were high hopes of a warts-and-all follow-up to Paine's first film exposing the big guns of automotive, but it hasn't materialised.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

July 15, 2012
Simon Kinnear
Total Film

The resulting puff-piece is a warning to crusading filmmakers about what happens after they've beaten the system.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 2/5

July 9, 2012
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

This is more superficial rah-rah than investigation. I'm sure it serves its ideological purpose, but as a documentary, it's uninspired.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 5/10

February 3, 2012
Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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"Revenge of the Electric Car" lacks the urgency of "Who Killed the Electric Car?" But Paine's thorough knowledge of his subject, and engaging way with an interview, make the follow-up film a fun ride.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3/4

November 23, 2011
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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As filmmaking goes, Paine's follow-up is a dud.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2/4

November 17, 2011
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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If you thought you'd never mist up at a nonfiction movie about plug-in autos, you're in for a surprise. This is a surprisingly emotional trip, and a very enjoyable one.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

November 14, 2011
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

I doubt "Revenge of the Electric Car" will change any minds, but I could see it shifting them slightly, and that's not nothing.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 10, 2011
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Once a muckraker, Paine now acts mostly as a cheerleader, and his slick new movie trades heavily in the sort of flattering CEO profiles that grace the covers of business magazines.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

November 10, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The first film was charged with drama. "Revenge" is somewhat anticlimactically charged with a wall plug.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

November 10, 2011
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Endlessly fascinating for car nuts.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

November 7, 2011
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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The movie is interesting now and, given its subject, should even be more interesting in about a hundred years. Stick around.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

November 3, 2011
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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More hopeful but also more complex and lacking the focused urgency of the original.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 3, 2011
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