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An Inconvenient Truth Reviews

November 24, 2006
It grabs you like a thriller with an ending that will haunt your dreams.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 14, 2006
Just because truths are inconvenient is no reason to suppose they are not real.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 23, 2006
It is utterly convincing, it's emotionally powerful and it makes Gore look more charming than he ever did as a presidential candidate.
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.
June 9, 2006
Frightening and timely, the smartly organized documentary is an urgent plea for responsibility and action as well as an impassioned call to heed the ominous warnings of science.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 9, 2006
A film that invests hard science with impassioned moral drive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 9, 2006
Matter of fact, it's surprisingly entertaining, if ultimately shocking.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 9, 2006
Communicates the dangers of ignoring global warning with credible urgency in a way news coverage of conferences and TV news segments have never been able to do.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 9, 2006
Will likely make you admire Al Gore a little more than you already do, worry about the planet a lot more than you already do, and finally, leave you with as many questions as when you started.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 8, 2006
Despite quibbles over details, the case [Gore] presents is compelling, and anyone who isn't sure whether global warming is a mounting crisis or a massive hoax should see this film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 8, 2006
Like an inventive and engrossing lecture by your favorite eighth-grade science teacher, making it an engaging movie, whatever your politics.
Read More | Original Score: B
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
June 5, 2006
It will be interesting to watch how skeptics will deal with Gore's bad news on the environment without making themselves look very small.
June 5, 2006
It's very effective and very successful. I think it can create a debate and discussion and you can go from there.
June 2, 2006
While Gore's onstage presentation tells us nothing new, it has a renewed -- call it recycled -- potency, in light of a growing scientific consensus about changing weather patterns.
June 2, 2006
Mandatory viewing regardless, much as an alarm clock must be heeded despite its annoying ring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 2, 2006
Regardless of how you may feel about Gore the politician, this film is an important one, and its ultimate message of hope (it's not too late) and duty (as humans, we need to do the right thing by the planet on which we live) is inspiring and invigorating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 2, 2006
Brings a feeling of history: Virtually everyone who sees this movie will be galvanized to do something about global warming -- and everyone should see this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 2, 2006
Much of this material is familiar, but presented in total, over the course of 100 minutes, the impact is frightening.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 2, 2006
An Inconvenient Truth, like its star, is quite persuasive in framing global warming as a crisis rapidly accelerating along with the planet's population. That means us. And that means the potential to take action.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
June 2, 2006
Really two movies: a sobering lecture about a globe that's getting warmer and a profile of a leader whose career has always been hindered by his apparent lack of warmth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 2, 2006
In an eco-horror show that politely masquerades as a documentary, the former vice president effectively warns of man-made cataclysm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 2, 2006
The most compelling disaster movie of the summer.
June 1, 2006
A powerful film that educates as it engages.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 26, 2006
Gore has brought all the scattered news stories together in one briskly narrated, handsomely illustrated place, and the power of his points is striking. Sobering. Ultimately alarming.
May 26, 2006
An Inconvenient Truth can't, of course, reveal a future that is still up to us, but by the time you're done watching, the real question is, Which way on God's green earth would you want to err?
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 25, 2006
It seems better suited to classrooms than movie theaters, though any way its urgent message can be disseminated should be encouraged.
Read More | Original Score: B
May 24, 2006
... the movie preaches to the choir rather than winning over new converts.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
May 24, 2006
... the film makes for compelling psychobiography despite the fact that Gore, stiff as an air-conditioned breeze at the Four Seasons, isn't the least bit compelling himself.
May 23, 2006
What could have been mired in political rhetoric or techno-speak is instead illuminating, fascinating and sometimes frightening.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 23, 2006
An Inconvenient Truth is no great shakes as moviemaking, but it may just shake enough bean counters out of complacency to make a difference.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 23, 2006
An Inconvenient Truth is a necessary film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 23, 2006
An Inconvenient Truth is one of the most realistic documentaries I've ever seen -- and, dry as it is, one of the most devastating in its implications.
May 23, 2006
... highly persuasive ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 31, 2006
An excellent educational tool.
January 26, 2006
Al Gore brings his campaign to reverse global warming to the big screen in this vivid and vital activist movie.