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Flow: For Love of Water Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
October 23, 2008
The doomsday tone of the movie quickly becomes wearying, and after a certain point the information is simply repetitive, and thus loses much of its impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nora Lee Mandel
November 1, 2008
Channeling Soylent Green, Flow is fresh when it ties issues of supply, cost, quality, and extraction on 5 continents with the rise of giant water companies.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Chris Barsanti
September 24, 2008
this is a film that trickles instead of roars.
| Original Score: 2/5
Nick Schager
September 12, 2008
Offers up a call-to-arms against bottled water conglomerates that, in its structural sloppiness, feels like a high school student's tossed-off research paper.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
September 11, 2008
Touching on everything from the cost citizens of poor countries pay for water to corporate hoodwinking in the bottled-water business, Flow makes you thirsty for more information
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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John Anderson
October 18, 2008
All of Salina's interviews and data tell a graphic story about corporate water piracy, the complicity of governments, the burden put on the poor and the scam of bottled water. But she can't quite jam it all in and still have a film that, well, flows.
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Joshua Land
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 11, 2008
The argument presented in 'Flow' is hardly one to disagree with, but the movie still falls into the self-defeating pattern of the genre as practiced now.
Cynthia Fuchs
September 12, 2008
"Flow" critiques the commodification of water, which has resulted in increased global inequities.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Nell Minow
September 11, 2008
This documentary finds a good balance between terrifying statistics, depressing images, talking heads, and hopeful suggestions.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine
September 7, 2008
The inconvenient truth at the center of Flow: For Love of Water is that while the oil crisis is intensely debated and documented, disasters involving an even more essential fluid go perilously unnoticed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Patricia Hluchy
Toronto Star
October 17, 2008
Salina's film might have been stronger had it not tried to cover so many water-related issues. But there's no denying its power.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bill Gibron
September 6, 2008
(Director) Salina makes Flow function as a wake-up call to those who take such issues as an international given.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Sara Cardace
New York Magazine/Vulture
September 8, 2008
It's a plainly one-sided call to arms, but with good reason -- you may never look at your faucet without flinching again.
Jennifer Merin
June 27, 2009
The documentary shows in no uncertain terms that if we continue to abuse our water supply, Earth will become uninhabitable and humankind will become extinct.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Cole Smithey
September 21, 2008
You'll never want to buy a bottle of water again after seeing this essential documentary about the blatant theft being committed by companies like Nestle that have helped make water the third biggest global industry behind electricity and oil.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
December 2, 2008
Although meandering at times, Flow is still a serviceable documentary spouting daunting informational facts and figures about the freshwater supply threats and the perilous consequences that inevitably follow.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter
March 10, 2008
Along with this sobering information, filmmaker Irena Salina's docu includes a distinct note of optimism that should help the film flow smoothly through the festival pipeline before eventually settling on DVD.
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle
October 17, 2008
Flow is the kind of terrifying, impending-apocalypse documentary none of us wants to watch but all of us probably should; it isn't the most enjoyable experience you'll have at the movies this year, but I wouldn't doubt if it's one of the most eye-opening.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 13, 2008
An enlightening documentary about the global war over water and the progress being made by activists against multinational corporations and their campaign of privatization.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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