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Last Call at the Oasis Reviews

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May 3, 2017
In director Jessica Yu's recent documentary, Last Call at the Oasis, audiences are reminded of our overconsumption of the world's most vital resource and how our decisions and actions have deadly consequences.
June 30, 2013
A thoughtful but over-stuffed documentary that grazes over a lot of big issues.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
June 5, 2012
As effective as Yu's film is in conveying its message, its true impact will best be measured in the next half decade.
May 31, 2012
One of the scariest Outrage Docs.
May 25, 2012
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 25, 2012
It's one of the best in a recent array of cinematic docs looking at such hot topics as oil, water, food production, climate change, the economy and telling us, as scientist Jay Famiglietti so succinctly puts it in Yu's film, "We're screwed."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 24, 2012
Be assured, this thorough doc with its gorgeous opening sequence will sear a central message into your brain: think before you drink.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 11, 2012
"Last Call at the Oasis" represents nonfiction filmmaking at its most urgent, timely and stylistically smooth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 10, 2012
It's an important documentary that should be seen by all, even if it's only just firing an initial warning shot across our collective, water-consuming bow. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)
May 10, 2012
One can argue the movie's finer points, but in the end, there's no escaping its creeping pile-up of evidence that Mother Earth is critically dehydrated - and we need to do something, fast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 7, 2012
Jam-packed with information-filled narratives ... the doc is commended for circumventing fearmongering in favor of engagement and encouragement.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 4, 2012
The film is passionate and insightful about its topic, and not just intended as some sort of cheap scare tactic.
May 4, 2012
Yu ends on a mildly optimistic note, but it's hard not to walk away convinced we're all in for a rather severe dry spell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 3, 2012
Ms. Yu, who has directed scripted television episodes as well as documentaries, wraps a lot of bad news into a slick, informative, fast-moving package.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
May 3, 2012
[It] may be slick enough to reach people who aren't already familiar with such substances as "new water," atrazine and hexavalent chromium.
May 3, 2012
Last Call at the Oasis has more than the usual share of gloom, though it's too steady with the facts to ever come across as alarmist - and some of its imagery is downright haunting.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 3, 2012
It may not all flow smoothly, but it often provokes a reaction similar to that of Jack Black, who's briefly seen doing a commercial and whose eyebrows dance a salsa when told what's been purified out of the product he's endorsing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 3, 2012
Startling statistics and memorable personalities that leave a distressing impression--if not complete understanding--of the decline of the world's water supply.
May 1, 2012
A many-lensed look at the coming water-supply crisis.
February 23, 2012
Whether the glass is half full or half empty isn't the point of the effervescent Last Call at the Oasis: It's whether there'll be anything in the glass at all.
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