Collapse Reviews

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November 18, 2011
October 6, 2010
If he's even half right, the world our children and grandchildren will inherit doesn't bear thinking about.
October 2, 2010
October 1, 2010
September 30, 2010
Chris Smith's documentary centres on a long and disquieting interview with Michael Ruppert, a radical American activist on a mission to expose the "peak oil" cover-up...
September 30, 2010
Smith treats Ruppert both as exhibit and patient, and he comes across as an angry yet compassionate man, secure in his convictions but lost in his emotions.
September 29, 2010
Intelligently probed by director Chris Smith and always compelling to watch, the chain-smoking Ruppert's vision of the future should be on everyone's viewing list.
September 29, 2010
Rich on rhetoric, if sometimes a little loopy in the ideas beneath.
December 11, 2009
His theories start to live up to the title of the film but he does raise some interesting points of discussion that aren't a part of the international discussion nearly as much as they should be.
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.
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.
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.
December 4, 2009
Collapse will leave you shaken about the future of the planet, and saddened about the shattered life of the messenger.
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.
November 12, 2009
Like with The Fog of War, Collapse is intentionally, deceptively one-dimensional, and it's up to you to fill in the other half of the debate with your own opinions.
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.
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?
November 6, 2009
Not just sobering; it's a full-on assault.
November 6, 2009
November 5, 2009
There are many layers to the man and the movie, and it's hard not to leave the theater shaken.
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