| Original Score: 3.5/4
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."
| Original Score: 3/4
| Original Score: 4/5
[A] thoughtful and elegantly made documentary.
The coal mining industry has a lot to answer for.
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.
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.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
The film presents a devastatingly airtight, dramatic argument.
| Original Score: 4/4
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.
| Original Score: B
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.
A film like "The Last Mountain" fills me with restless anger.
As Bill Haney's infuriating, straightforward documentary argues, the coal industry is not only poisoning our air and water but our democracy as well.
Eye-opening, ire-raising...an important account of a disastrous situation. One of the five best documentaries of 2011.
| Original Score: A-
The Last Mountain will make you very, very angry.
...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.
| Original Score: B-
Bill Haney wears his angry heart on his sleeve with a film about the environment and its destruction through greed.
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.
A damning look at Big Coal and its landscape-decimating practices, a litany of disheartening statistics and enraging testimony.
It's an impassioned cry of disgust, a fervent plea to wake us up to a grand injustice.
The protests and lawsuits organized by lifelong locals are inspiring.