Critics Consensus

GasLand patiently and powerfully outlines alarming problems with modern fuel extraction -- and the horrific public health risks that go along with them.



Total Count: 40


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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, world recognized scientists, and some of the most incredibly inspiring and heart-wrenching stories of ordinary Americans fighting against fossil fuel giants for environmental justice.

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  • Jun 08, 2012
    Brilliant film that depicts environmental woes and every individual's worst nightmare. Definitely a must see!
    Leo L Super Reviewer
  • Sep 27, 2011
    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 R Super Reviewer
  • Jul 01, 2011
    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 W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 17, 2011
    A look at the effect of natural gas drilling seems to be having on many parts of the u.s.a. a guy shocked at what he was experiencing himself made this doc, where he travels to other parts of the country to see the full effect, and the major problem it seems is the water and especially the water people are having in the homes. theres some shocking truths in the doc, and the struggles many residents have put upon. its going on and its getting bigger. the film is most definatly a warning on how this could very well be the future to everyone.
    scott g Super Reviewer

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