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Monumental (2005)

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Director Kelly Duane presents a biographical examination of David Brower, one of America's most accomplished environmentalists and a key figure behind the Sierra Club.

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Kelly Duane's documentary attempts to shed some light on a worthy subject, but does so only fractionally, resulting in a less-than-comprehensive portrait.

July 22, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
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You'll be wondering why you're sitting passively in a darkened theater, rather than scaling a cliff or rafting down a river.

July 22, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
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By the time the closing credits roll, you'll be ready to run out and hug a tree.

July 22, 2005 | Rating: 3/4
New York Post
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In an age where constructing papier-maché caricatures of world leaders is considered activism, it's revealing to see a documentary where an idealist actually engages government and effects positive change.

July 19, 2005
Village Voice
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Combines home movies and interviews with Brower's children and political opponents to create an intriguing portrait of a man determined to protect nature by any means necessary.

January 13, 2005 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Hauntingly beautiful.

October 12, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Seattle Times
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