Monumental Reviews

September 18, 2005
A forceful documentary about the first executive director of the Sierra Club who was also a first-rate environmental crusader.
July 28, 2005
[A] memorable portrait of one man's immeasurable passion for preservation.
July 22, 2005
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
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
By the time the closing credits roll, you'll be ready to run out and hug a tree.
July 22, 2005
Its rather pedestrian presentation of facts and an overreliance on title cards leaves Monumental feeling inspirational for sure -- but not so earth-shattering.
July 19, 2005
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.
October 12, 2004
Hauntingly beautiful.
October 12, 2004
The film makes a very strong case that Brower was 'the greatest conservationist of the 20th century.'
October 12, 2004
Makes a good argument that Brower's story and the history of the 20th century environmental activism are synonymous.
October 12, 2004
A feast of nourishing images -- as well as a persuasive reminder of what exactly environmentalists are fighting for.