Earth Days (2009)


Critic Consensus: This engaging and well-organized eco-doc maps the successes and failures of the American environmental movement, thanks to sharp interviews and remarkable archive footage.


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The history of our environmental undoing through the eyes of nine Americans whose work and actions launched the modern environmental movement.

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All Critics (33) | Top Critics (15)

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.

Dec 10, 2009 | Rating: 3/4

Honoring the heroes of the environmental movement is clearly appropriate, but getting mired in nostalgia is a dirty shame.

Oct 29, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/4

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.

Oct 23, 2009 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Earth Days captures those years when through sheer relentlessness, activists broke through to the public and put the mounting disaster at its doorstep.

Oct 8, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A surprisingly engaging ecodocumentary about the history of the American environmental movement from the Depression era up to the present.

Sep 18, 2009 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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.

Aug 21, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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