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An Inconvenient Truth Reviews

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
December 30, 2006
Because of its biased tone and shameless promotion of Al Gore it is simply preaching to the converted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
May 24, 2006
... much of what Gore says in this slide show he gives to people whose minds are not yet fully formed (undergraduates, actors) is absurd, and his assertions often contradict each other.
| Original Score: 1/4
Matt Pais
June 1, 2006
After sitting through this monotone lecture on melting glaciers and carbon dioxide, you'll be eager to drop the class.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 9, 2006
The film makes [Gore] out to be a bigger martyr and a better savior than Jesus Christ, himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Phil Hall
Film Threat
May 15, 2006
A 96-minute political commercial supporting the deification of Al Gore.
| Original Score: 0/5
Tony Medley
May 14, 2006
Left-wing pop science gone mad.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
May 24, 2006
... the movie preaches to the choir rather than winning over new converts.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Dustin Putman
June 3, 2006
Has its heart in the right place but overall the film stands as a one-track doomsday warning with too little substance to achieve its intended effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
June 2, 2006
Can you dislike Al Gore's green documentary 'An Inconvenient Truth' and still like trees?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Poland
Movie City News
June 1, 2006
No matter how much generosity critics and activists show this movie, it is still a boring slideshow by a boring speaker with cool graphics and thus, a boring movie.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
June 7, 2006
Parroting conventional wisdom is anything but inconvenient, and a theory is not a truth. The 'sky is falling' always sells -- books, movies and politicians.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
June 3, 2006
Gore plainly illustrates the bind we find ourselves in environmentally, while swiftly and effectively dismissing any so-called 'debate' on the issue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 9, 2013
Netflix puts this Oscar winning documentary out again for those who spent the past seven years listening to paid-off-deniers and assorted other Fox News liars.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 25, 2006
I wish that there was a way to get the facts in this film in front of the audience that needs to see it, the audience that takes the words of human mockeries like Michael Crichton and Michelle Malkin as gospel.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
June 30, 2006
... an important subject, and... possibly an important film.
| Original Score: 87/100
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 2, 2006
In 39 years, I have never written these words in a movie review, but here they are: You owe it to yourself to see this film. If you do not, and you have grandchildren, you should explain to them why you decided not to.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
June 6, 2006
The clarity and simplicity of the presentation is remarkable. Gore is a likable, confident, humorous speaker. And the material reminds us of the need for vigilance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
May 25, 2006
Gore's somewhat stiff but clearly deeply felt delivery turns out to be just right for this material. Anything else would sound shrill and shriek-y.
| Original Score: A-
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
June 1, 2006
In the battle between Big Trouble (Gore's line) and Big Oil (Bush's), fossil fuel won. Even with gas prices it's still winning, which is why An Inconvenient Truth, for all its limitations as cinematic agitprop, deserves an audience.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
June 22, 2006
The film succeeds powerfully, even though it's short on practical solutions, makes some questionable statements of fact and, given Gore's current ambiguous position in public life, requires a tighter focus on the message than on the messenger.
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