GasLand (2010)

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Can you imagine being able to light your tap water on fire? This is just one of the many shocking results due to the natural gas drilling boom which has swept the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology called hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" has unlocked a "Saudi Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us. But is fracking safe? Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown. Josh Fox encounters EPA whistleblowers, congressmen, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary
Directed By:
Written By: Josh Fox
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 14, 2010
Box Office: $30.8k
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for GasLand

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (4)

While the hushed tones of Fox's would-be naf commentary slightly grate after a while, his film's images, contrasting natural beauty with industrial horror show, are bracingly effective indeed.

Full Review… | January 12, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

A must-see documentary

Full Review… | May 1, 2013
Cinemania

Gasland will no doubt spark the political debate it intends.

Full Review… | January 20, 2011
Little White Lies

Josh Fox puts a fresh spin on a well-drilled - if continually relevant - story.

Full Review… | January 18, 2011
Empire Magazine

Cheney, the great outdoorsman, nearly killed a friend while hunting. That was nothing, however, compared with what he's been doing to thousands of his fellow countrymen.

Full Review… | January 18, 2011
Guardian

An absorbing, level-headed documentary exposing the way in which nothing is allowed to stand in the path of corporate greed.

Full Review… | January 18, 2011
Daily Express

Audience Reviews for GasLand

We are all seriously fucked. That is all I have to say about this film that will should have bested all others at the 2011 Oscars for Best Documentary. Horrifyingly amazing.

Matthew Roe
Matthew Roe

Super Reviewer

½

Scary and shocking, Gasland opened my eyes to the practise of Hydrolic Fracturing or "Fracking" and it's effects on the groundwater and on the people who are affected. The statistics and the footage of interviews and conferences, are just so upsetting to see. How can people be treated this way?? Gasland is a documentary you do not want to miss.

Raymond Wieser
Raymond Wieser

Super Reviewer

if the ideas presented in fox's film are true, this is more of a horror film than a documentary. The only people strongly challenging the film's assertions are the gas companies themselves, and from what ive read even they are not thoroughly dealing with all of the issues raised in the film, such as why people's water supplies became contaminated in conjunction with the arrival of drilling, and why they are supplying new water to families who have threatened law suits. this film scared the crap out of me. this is an issue i will continue to pay close attention to.

sanjurosamurai
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