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Hurricane on the Bayou Reviews

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March 16, 2007
A classic 'before and after' document, terrific images of what was once there, actual footage of the storm itself, moving TV news coverage of the disaster and a conclusion that's more optimistic than it has any right to be.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 16, 2007
The smart, classy Hurricane on the Bayou preaches an invaluable environmental lesson for children and parents: Don't monkey with the ecosystem without expecting payback.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 16, 2007
Despite its split personality, Hurricane offers more good than bad, including a lively soundtrack featuring Benoit, the Neville Brothers and Fats Domino.
March 1, 2007
Hurricane on the Bayou makes its points in a compelling, and moving, manner.
February 16, 2007
[Features] a knockout soundtrack, some very impressive gators and two irresistible forces: Hurricane Katrina and 14-year-old fiddler and eco-warrior Amanda Shaw.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 11, 2007
...amazing footage of Katrina's aftermath...
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 9, 2007
not simply another 'isn't it tragic' picture of the Gulf Coast, post-Katrina. The movie spends just as much time celebrating the joyous music that has always been a part of New Orleans...
January 26, 2007
Though some of the images of the aftermath will seem chillingly familiar, there is ample aerial footage of the destruction that carries a deeper impact because of the wide screen.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 18, 2007
A convincing and entertaining argument for the importance of preserving Louisiana's wetlands.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 22, 2006
It effectively showcases the indomitable spirit that has held the area together over the last year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 21, 2006
This is an often-moving film, but its approach to life in post-Katrina Louisiana is hopeful, even celebratory.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 21, 2006
The devastation left by Hurricane Katrina has been well documented, but seeing it on a giant Imax screen makes it hit home in a way other media can't match.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 19, 2006
Although its subject matter gets tossed around a little, "Hurricane on the Bayou" always gets its message across.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
September 23, 2006
It's a gumbo stew of a movie in which all the ingredients don't meld neatly, but then it has an excuse: Nature beat it to the punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 8, 2006
Seen on an Imax screen, the now-familiar imagery of the devastation in New Orleans and other areas takes on a new resonance as the sheer size of the affected areas is felt more fully.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 8, 2006
The film's originally speculative scenario became reality on Aug. 29, 2005.
September 7, 2006
A film free of political fury, but full of activist optimism, this tame but heartfelt documentary is a fine companion piece to a day at the science museum.
March 22, 2007
The narrative is built one happy cliche at a time until the story of Katrina ceases to be about appalling environmental neglect, or the colossal failure of the federal government to manage a disaster.
March 16, 2007
Katrina will end up changing the entire South, from Houston to Florida, for decades to come, yet Bayou still insists on its upbeat gospel ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 2, 2006
While it attempts to be apolitical, the filmmakers short shrift of what happened during and after Hurricane Katrina weakens an otherwise worthy film.
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