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Elemental Reviews

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Walter V. Addiego
Hearst Newspapers
June 14, 2013
Elemental stands out from the perpetual flow of eco-documentaries by at least glancing at some of the personal issues and professional setbacks faced by the activists it portrays.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
June 14, 2013
Elemental speaks to the importance of protecting the natural elements: water, air, earth. It's a beautifully filmed piece, even when it's showing us white clouds of pollutants billowing out of a smokestack.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
May 16, 2013
The filmmakers behind "Elemental" might have done better to commit to a single portrait and been more fearless about avoiding familiar oratory, but small steps are progress too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Inkoo Kang
Village Voice
May 14, 2013
The insightful contrasts within the aggregate picture make up for the film's leisurely pace and lack of narrative propulsion.