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Who Killed the Electric Car? Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, but a car is always more than transportation.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 82/100

August 18, 2006
Christopher Campbell

Transcends its own awful construction by being a documentary, further supporting the idea that docs needn't be well made to be worthwhile.

Full Review Source: Cinematical | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 17, 2007
Chris Barsanti

Instead of producing an inflammatory piece of agitprop, Paine's film is more like an especially edgy Saturn commercial.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 29, 2006
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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A lot of the film is illuminating; a lot of it is pointless.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

July 20, 2006
Christopher Null

doesn't bring up anything supremely new or surprising to merit attention, nor does it have even half the entertainment that the Hybrid episode of South Park had

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

May 24, 2006
Chris Cabin

Who Killed the Electric Car? has no focus or reason apart from its history lesson.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

June 3, 2006
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

The good intentions are there and the film is expertly structured. It's just that it's hard to get that excited about batteries.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

August 4, 2006
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Maintaining a surprising whimsical humor, Who Killed the Electric Car? is still too moralistic and lecture-hallish for its own purposes.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

June 24, 2006
Dan Fienberg

No matter how fine Paine's intentions, he can't obscure that the movie is, at day's end, the tragic tale of rich people whining because somebody took their trendy toys away.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/4

June 30, 2006
Rob Nelson
Village Voice
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Another few of these squandered opportunities for art-house muckraking and we'll need someone to ask who killed the left-wing documentary.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 27, 2009
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

Liberal fairy tale [about fanaticized conspiracies.]

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

June 21, 2006
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

The film is well-meaning but so desperate to entertain that it begins to grate like the left-wing message has begun to grate on even the left wing.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 2/4

July 11, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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... an entertaining but sometimes disingenuous documentary ...

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

August 13, 2006
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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A spirited celebration of the deceased can honor the lost opportunity even as it challenges the living, breathing, concerned survivors to demand more from corporations, government, ourselves.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

July 14, 2006
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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June 29, 2006
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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It posits a necessary question in these days of ever-burgeoning oil prices and ever-shrinking supply, and it offers distressing insights into the corporate American mindset.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 21, 2006
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Thumbs up ...

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

July 5, 2006
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Entertaining stuff, and the mystery itself is a doozy.

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

July 13, 2006
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Like the kid brother of An Inconvenient Truth, Chris Paine's Who Killed the Electric Car? delivers cinematic activism of an eco-friendly variety.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 8, 2006
Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine

Given the shortsighted shenanigans engaged in by these corporate-oriented politicians and greedy captains of industry, is it any wonder that we'd end up mired in the Middle East to ensure the flow of oil? Who killed the electric car? The usual suspects.

Full Review Source: Upstage Magazine | Original Score: 4/4

June 1, 2007
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
Mattias Frey
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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July 29, 2006

Baltimore Sun
September 2, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
November 3, 2006

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 18, 2008

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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April 12, 2011
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