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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Dan Kois
Washington Post
December 11, 2009
Ruppert unexpectedly breaks down, weeping openly for the lost future of humanity, and at that moment I was startled at how bad I felt for him -- and how nervous I was, suddenly, that this contemporary Cassandra might just be right.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
December 11, 2009
It's only when he starts to weep for the future of a population that won't heed his warnings that Ruppert shows his humanity. It's made him abandon his cause and quit writing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 10, 2009
There is controversy over Ruppert, and he has many critics. But one simple fact at the center of his argument is obviously true, and it terrifies me.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
December 4, 2009
Collapse will leave you shaken about the future of the planet, and saddened about the shattered life of the messenger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
November 13, 2009
Collapse" is a grueling peek at a doomsday prophet's rigorous mind but in a sly way also a compassionate look at the strain Ruppert endures from knowing he has only ever been right.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
November 6, 2009
It would have been helpful had Smith put his words into some sort of context, allowing others to assess his theories. Instead there's simply Ruppert, talking, raging and warning, as if his very life depended on it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
November 6, 2009
Collapse is boring. But what do you expect from a one-sided movie about a kook, who, at the time the film was shot, faced eviction from his home because he hadn't paid the rent?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
November 6, 2009
Not just sobering; it's a full-on assault.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
November 5, 2009
There are many layers to the man and the movie, and it's hard not to leave the theater shaken.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
November 4, 2009
It's not a pretty picture, but it is not a naive one either. The grippingly articulate Ruppert is like Noam Chomsky as a wry pundit of doom.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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David Fear
Time Out
November 4, 2009
While [its] totally impartial approach is admirable, it also robs Collapse of any invested sensibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Nicolas Rapold
Village Voice
November 3, 2009
By faithfully documenting Ruppert's long-simmering analysis, Smith lets us experience the feeling of a world gone to pot, whether or not the claims are factually accurate.