Trashed Reviews

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Gail Tolley
The List
May 24, 2012
While there are a few interesting case studies thrown into the mix - the massive swirling island of plastic 'soup' in the Pacific being one - overall there's just not enough material of interest here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Leslie Felperin
May 23, 2012
Earnest but rather televisual.
Jamie S. Rich
April 11, 2013
Some arguments are a bit hamfisted, and Irons plays the serious journalist card a little too hard, but overall, Trashed is thought-provoking and illuminating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jennifer Tate
February 28, 2013
This eye-opening and educational documentary about the shocking and brutal effects of our global waste problem will make you sit up, listen, and reconsider your lifestyle and diet choices.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph
May 24, 2012
A patchy but grimly compelling documentary about the environmental threat of rubbish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
December 13, 2012
Crucial viewing for realists and alarmists both.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio
December 7, 2012
Jeremy Irons talks Trashed, as the actor turned civilian ventures across the globe in search of solutions to the ecological crisis of mounting waste material everywhere. While uniquely casting himself as a protagonist in a documentary.
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
December 11, 2012
The form is straightforward, if a little meandering, as is the message: We have to fix this.
Lee Marshall
Screen International
May 23, 2012
A committed, thought-provoking documentary.
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
March 21, 2013
A vividly sketched doc of environmental warning which deploys co-producer Jeremy Irons as its inquisitive guide, Candida Brady's film serves as a compelling indictment of modern profligacy.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
December 14, 2012
The movie, as have other eco-documentaries, chillingly examines how endless bits of the toxic material routinely flood our oceans, harm its inhabitants and find their way into the fish we eat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
December 13, 2012
If we must talk trash, Mr. Irons - assisted by a scientist or two and Vangelis's doomy score - is an inspired choice of guide.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Neil Young
Hollywood Reporter
May 24, 2012
While its techniques are manipulative -- it's certainly no margin-call to say that Vangelis's two-dimensional score barely lets up from start to finish -- the picture ultimately swerves pitfalls of hectoring preachiness.
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
February 25, 2013
A timely doc that seeks to amuse and inform as much as alarm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
March 3, 2013
| Original Score: B-
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