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Flow: For Love of Water Reviews

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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
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
September 24, 2008
this is a film that trickles instead of roars.
| Original Score: 2/5
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.
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
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.
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
September 12, 2008
"Flow" critiques the commodification of water, which has resulted in increased global inequities.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
August 22, 2017
. . .[Canadian writer/activist ] Maude Barlow does provide a voice of sanity and tenacity in a world seemingly gone mad with greed.
September 11, 2008
This documentary finds a good balance between terrifying statistics, depressing images, talking heads, and hopeful suggestions.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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