Revenge of the Electric Car - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Revenge of the Electric Car Reviews

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
July 22, 2012
It's a slick and reassuring follow-up, if a naggingly superficial one...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
July 19, 2012
A surprisingly optimistic progress report.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
July 19, 2012
Does Paine owe capitalism an apology? The market for electric cars was there, after all, and electric cars finally came along.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
July 19, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
July 17, 2012
The techie stuff is light and the mood mostly optimistic, which makes for a slightly bland experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Miles Fielder
The List
July 16, 2012
Here's a rarity: an environmentally themed documentary that's got a positive story to tell.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 23, 2011
"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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 14, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 10, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 10, 2011
The first film was charged with drama. "Revenge" is somewhat anticlimactically charged with a wall plug.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
November 7, 2011
Endlessly fascinating for car nuts.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
November 3, 2011
The movie is interesting now and, given its subject, should even be more interesting in about a hundred years. Stick around.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
November 3, 2011
More hopeful but also more complex and lacking the focused urgency of the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
November 2, 2011
An entertaining look at the auto industry's about-face on electric cars, but a movie that could have dug deeper, especially in a political climate where one of two parties wears as a badge of honor their continued rejection of climate science.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Boston Phoenix
November 1, 2011
In the end, Revenge is sweet, and Paine's outlook is positive, with a prospect of clean air and even an end of oil dependency.
October 25, 2011
Chalk this up with The Godfather Part II and The Empire Strikes Back as one of the few sequels that's better than the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
October 23, 2011
Fascinating and highly entertaining...
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
October 22, 2011
Though not as engrossing as the first film (2006's "Who Killed the Electric Car?"), "Revenge" pulls back the cover on the major car manufacturers' more recent efforts.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Mindy Farabee
Los Angeles Times
October 21, 2011
Wall Street might want to take notice of how quickly tides can change.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
October 21, 2011
This is still the kind of film that's probably most necessary if movies hope to play any kind of part in our cultural rehab.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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