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An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power Reviews

August 15, 2017
Would I still recommend "An Inconvenient Sequel"? Sure, although I doubt there is much one could glean from this movie that couldn't be obtained by rewatching "An Inconvenient Truth."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 4, 2017
For those of us who need no convincing of the truth of man-made climate change, but find the problem too paralyzingly abstract, Gore's workmanlike methods are both fascinating, encouraging, and, yes, even a little exciting.
August 4, 2017
Gore is seen on the phone and in meetings with various figures, pushing toward a goal of saving the planet. "The Avengers" do it with intergalactic battles, Gore does it with an iPhone and a global travel itinerary.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 4, 2017
There's more doom and gloom - but also hope for meaningful change - to be found in Al Gore's followup to his Oscar-blessed 2006 doc that sounded the alarm about global warming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 3, 2017
Some might see the film as lionizing Gore, but it's a fascinating primer on how to engage and train citizen activists, from the grass roots to the corridors of power.
August 3, 2017
An informative documentary that's certain to bolster awareness of an ongoing cause for alarm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 3, 2017
Directed in disjointed and sometimes unfocused fashion by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power is nonetheless worth a viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 3, 2017
Gore doesn't traffic in alarmist tones but cautionary warnings and possible fixes. He lays out his case like a kindly teacher who has been teaching this particular class in monotone for a long time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 3, 2017
Covers much of the same ground of the first film, but with a tone that feels, at times, midway between a sense of resignation and despair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 3, 2017
Unlike so many advocacy documentaries, this one lets the other side speak its piece. It also reminds viewers of the single biggest change since "Truth": how much better organized and entrenched climate deniers have become.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 3, 2017
No doubt you will be able to find articles explaining why seemingly clear proof of climate change isn't proof at all, but it looks pretty dramatic to me. But I'm just the movie reviewer. Please, spare me your emails.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 2, 2017
Just as raw information, this is interesting stuff, and it's amplified by Gore's delivery, a unique mix of self-deprecating folksiness, geekiness and evangelical zeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 1, 2017
Truth to Power sprawls when it most needs to focus, diluting the power punch of the original with too much bobbing and weaving. But it's hard to argue that the crusade isn't still vital.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 1, 2017
A progress report of sorts from Al Gore, the message of which, in essence, is: "I'm still here and so is the issue I've been championing all these years."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 28, 2017
The movie is a piece of advocacy, and it succeeds at that: The conclusive science presented is powerful evidence that there is only one side to this story.
July 28, 2017
I find much to admire in Gore's mission, although I wish the filmmakers had not delivered such a nimbus-tinged view of his exploits.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 28, 2017
Gore declares that we cannot go back, we cannot lose ground, we cannot surrender -- but he seems as at a loss as anyone else about what to do next. Which makes An Inconvenient Sequel a pretty accurate document of the times.
July 28, 2017
That feeling of familiarity tends to overshadow the more interesting and persuasive portions of this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 28, 2017
Gore is a little grayer and a little thicker around the midsection, but he's still tirelessly speaking truth to power on behalf of our ailing planet in his folksy Tennessee twang.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 28, 2017
The best An Inconvenient Sequel can offer is the formidable image of Gore, nearly 70, refusing to stand down. It's inspiring, but even the filmmakers have to know it's not enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 27, 2017
In a summer movie landscape with Spider-Man, a simian army waging further battle for the planet and Charlize Theron as a sexy Cold War-era superspy, it says something that one of the most compelling characters is Al Gore.
July 27, 2017
Eleven years after An Inconvenient Truth Mr. Gore remains a prodigy of hope, with energy that seems endlessly renewable.
July 27, 2017
It's a variation of the presentation he delivered in the earlier film, presented with alternate amounts of humor, exasperation, faith and flashes of anger.
July 27, 2017
A somewhat aimless travelogue of meet-and-greets and brand-building ...
July 27, 2017
[An] involving and unexpectedly passionate film ...
July 26, 2017
It's all fascinating and terrifying and inspiring and essential. And at each stop, we're left wanting to know more.
July 26, 2017
It's easy to feel overwhelmed. But Gore keeps plugging away, and even finds signs of hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 25, 2017
The message of this sequel is twofold: Urgency and hope. Things are bad, Gore is saying, but here's what's happening that's really exciting. And he has no doubt that mankind will save the planet.
July 25, 2017
Surprising, vital, fascinating, edifying and absolutely crucial viewing for all of us who plan to continue inhabiting this planet for a while.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 2, 2017
The serious issue of global warming won't be minimized by a mediocre documentary, but it has yet to find a filmmaker inflamed with rage and visual passion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 26, 2017
The Zoolander 2 of global warming documentaries.
January 25, 2017
At rare moments ... An Inconvenient Sequel gains shape and suspense. The rest of the time, it feels like a rushed journey through a vital, many-pronged debate.
Top Critic
January 22, 2017
Truth To Power may be more of an honest-to-God movie than its predecessor, but it's not nearly as purposeful.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 20, 2017
The movie... can hardly hope to create the sensation of its Oscar-winning predecessor. But it finds plenty to add, both in cementing the urgency of Gore's message and in finding cause for hope.
January 20, 2017
Gore hits an inspiring note at a moment when it's in short supply, and his dedication to spreading his gospel suggests that in the next few years this franchise will need another installment.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 20, 2017
Winning and impassioned, stirring and proudly wonkish ...