• PG, 1 hr. 34 min.
  • Documentary
  • Directed By:
    Bill Haney
    In Theaters:
    Jun 3, 2011 Limited
    On DVD:
    Nov 1, 2011
  • Dada Films

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The Last Mountain Reviews

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

trenchant, impassioned

Full Review Source: Cinema Writer | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 27, 2012
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

You can't look at those manmade scars and not feel your blood boil, and that anger flows throughout Bill Haney's fiery documentary "The Last Mountain."

Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI) | Original Score: 3/4

September 9, 2011
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

August 12, 2011
Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
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[A] thoughtful and elegantly made documentary.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

July 22, 2011
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

The coal mining industry has a lot to answer for.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 4/5

July 22, 2011
Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
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The picture is as grim as the wasteland that remains after the "mountain top removal" process undertaken by coal companies to reveal the rich seams of coals that lie underneath.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

July 22, 2011

Bill Haney's searing indictment of coal mining-especially the mountain top variety-is a timely reminder of the dangers of relying on non-renewable energy resources to keep most of our electricity requirements on the grid.

Full Review Source: JWR | Original Score: 4.5/5

July 20, 2011
Paul de Barros
Seattle Times
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The film presents a devastatingly airtight, dramatic argument.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 4/4

July 14, 2011
Marc Mohan
Oregonian

An even tone and attention to detail compensate for a lack of dissenting voices, and make "The Last Mountain" a compelling examination of a complex topic.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: B

July 14, 2011
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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When you see a 91-year-old woman in a flag-draped wheelchair arrested for daring to challenge Massey's policies at the governor's office, you can't help but feel you're witnessing an American tragedy.

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

July 8, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A film like "The Last Mountain" fills me with restless anger.

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

June 23, 2011
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

As Bill Haney's infuriating, straightforward documentary argues, the coal industry is not only poisoning our air and water but our democracy as well.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 3/4

June 22, 2011
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

Eye-opening, ire-raising...an important account of a disastrous situation. One of the five best documentaries of 2011.

Full Review Source: Movie Dearest | Original Score: A-

June 19, 2011
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The Last Mountain will make you very, very angry.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 16, 2011
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...once director Haney begins to include Robert Kennedy Jr. in his film he can't seem to stop and the film begins to seem more like a campaign piece than what he set out to do.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B-

June 15, 2011
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Bill Haney wears his angry heart on his sleeve with a film about the environment and its destruction through greed.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B

June 15, 2011
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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The disturbing eco-documentary "The Last Mountain" charts the catastrophic effects of the mining technique called mountaintop removal on West Virginia's Coal River Valley.

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June 14, 2011
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
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A damning look at Big Coal and its landscape-decimating practices, a litany of disheartening statistics and enraging testimony.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

June 14, 2011
Robert Levin
Film School Rejects

It's an impassioned cry of disgust, a fervent plea to wake us up to a grand injustice.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: 3/4

June 9, 2011
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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The protests and lawsuits organized by lifelong locals are inspiring.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

June 8, 2011
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