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Before the Flood (2016)



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This epic documentary follows Leonardo DiCaprio as he travels the world to examine firsthand the effects of climate change, and to learn more about possible ways to prevent catastrophic damage that could make the Earth unsustainable for human life. During his journey, he speaks with such influential figures as President Barack Obama, Pope Francis and tech innovator Elon Musk, and makes a speech before the United Nations calling for greater action on this issue.

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All Critics (28) | Top Critics (8)

It should all resemble a vanity project except for one thing: The film lays out the case for reform with steadfast rigor.

October 28, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Christian Science Monitor
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"Before the Flood" may not tackle too much new ground, but given the sincerity of its message, its ability to assemble such a watchable and comprehensive account gives it an undeniable urgency.

October 21, 2016 | Full Review…
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Another global warming warning sign, more honorable in its intentions than in having a distinct voice to ultimately make a difference.

October 21, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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This film promises early on to set itself apart by detailing specific things individuals can do to mitigate the environmental damage, but those suggestions end up being disappointingly few.

October 20, 2016 | Full Review…
New York Times
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"Before the Flood" is neither dull screed nor stat-heavy pamphlet, thanks largely to the questing intensity of its marquee guide.

October 20, 2016 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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Frustrating but frequently compelling ...

October 20, 2016 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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