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Earth Days Reviews

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August 22, 2017
Earth Days is indicative of some of the most troubling aspects of any movement started and run by humans, namely hubris, ego, self-righteousness and bombast, etc. This is not to say you shouldn't go and see the film.
August 15, 2011
History of the environmental movement told by its activists is small in scope, but contains fascinating morsels that sustain interest.
April 21, 2010
dynamic kaleidoscope of those heady days when revolution was palpable, and individuals really believed to the core of their being that they could change the world
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 11, 2009
[A] bunch of planet-sized brains secure enough in their doomy conclusions to deliver essential information without being strident about it. If you're going to be talked at, this is the way to go.
December 10, 2009
If you're feeling nostalgic for a time when the environmental movement was something everyone embraced, Robert Stone's Earth Days is bound to comfort -- and alarm.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 30, 2009
Considering the environmental glass houses we've constructed around us, one comes away from Earth Days wondering if it's not past time for some bricks to be slung, metaphorical or otherwise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 23, 2009
Yes, the future still looks grim and whales are hunted here as they are in all such films, but Stone spends most of his time tracking something positive -- the birth of the environmental movement in the '60s and '70s.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 9, 2009
If the aim of Earth Days is to make viewers refall in love with the beauty of this tiny planet, then it succeeds.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 8, 2009
It's hard to watch this movie without feeling a little depressed and despondent about the future of mankind and its home.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 8, 2009
Earth Days captures those years when through sheer relentlessness, activists broke through to the public and put the mounting disaster at its doorstep.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 7, 2009
A surprise of Earth Days is seeing Richard Nixon signing progressive eco-legislation and starting the Environmental Protection Agency.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 2, 2009
A surprisingly calm documentary about the history of American ecological activism. But it's good calm, not dead calm.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 18, 2009
A surprisingly engaging ecodocumentary about the history of the American environmental movement from the Depression era up to the present.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 11, 2009
We may still have a long way to go but Earth Days applauds those who have helped bring us this far.
August 21, 2009
These people, including Whole Earth catalog editor Stewart Brand and 87-year-old former Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall, are smart and interesting folks who are worth listening to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 14, 2009
A rich trove of news clips and interviews inform Robert Stone's fast-moving documentary about the movement to save the planet and the cultural forces that helped it along or held it back.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 14, 2009
At once regretful and optimistic, frustrated and proud. Mr. Stone has shown us the way; now all we need is the will.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 14, 2009
A well-informed, well-constructed story boosted by the larger-than-life personalities of its subjects, all of whom played a unique role in raising awareness for the environment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 14, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 13, 2009
A fine historical survey of the environmental movement in America from the 1950s to the end of the 1980s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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