FrackNation (2013)




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There are two sides of every story and then there is the truth. FrackNation is the film that will tell the truth about fracking. People across the US told us that everything we had heard about fracking was wrong. They say that anti-fracking campaigns, one-sided media coverage and moratoriums and bans have damaged the lives of thousands of people who are now desperate to have their voices heard. (c) Official Facebook
PG (for thematic elements, a disturbing image, language and smoking)
Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for FrackNation

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

McAleer is an expert practitioner of cinematic jujitsu.

Full Review… | January 10, 2013
New York Post
Top Critic

A one-sided attack piece like "FrackNation" doesn't add much to the conversation.

Full Review… | January 10, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

More than anything, "FrackNation" underscores the sheer complexity of a process that offers a financial lifeline to struggling farmers.

January 10, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

The accuracy of this crowd-sourced documentary - funded by small donations on Kickstarter - seems as reliable as a Wikipedia entry.

Full Review… | January 10, 2013
New York Daily News
Top Critic

FrackNation starts from a bogus and willfully cordoned off point-of-view, and exhibits a desire to grind axes more than uncover truth.

Full Review… | January 16, 2013
Shared Darkness

Its strongest and most interesting case against Gasland is not so much with refute of its claims as with address of its impact and what this says about modern journalism.

Full Review… | January 9, 2013

Audience Reviews for FrackNation


Not judging either film by its messages (because this one make a lot of attacks at "Gasland") "FracNation" is intriguing, but it doesn't have quite the entertainment value that "Gasland" had, although the main journalist in this film was fun to watch.

Ben The Nerd
Ben The Nerd

"FrackNation" is a documentary that seeks to clarify misinformation regarding fracking, particularly by attacking the documentary "Gasland." When the latter was released, it threw the world into controversy as many countries outlawed the fracking process and many American operations were shut down; however, the directors of this documentary question "Gasland's" displays of lighting tap water on fire and statics regarding environmental danger. It manages to supply people that are affected by fracking who support the process and experts who argue that the process is safe. The directors say that both sides are represented, but this film is so one-sided that it is hard to decide what to believe in the end. As a Pennsylvanian, fracking is something that affects me personally but it is difficult to form an opinion based on "Gasland" and "FrackNation," both of which make a persuasive but one-sided argument.

Jonny Priano
Jonny Priano

Fracking. There, I said it. If you're interested or concerned, you should see this short (77 minute) documentary. Really. You should.

Dwayne Roberts
Dwayne Roberts

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