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Alan Laidlaw
The List
November 15, 2013
Pandora's Promise gives up enough information to tease the curiosity of doubting individuals but unfortunately as a piece of subversive, cogent filmmaking - it's a box of empty promises.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
November 14, 2013
It's a shame so few people see documentaries, and that so few politicians pay them any attention, because this film has the power to change the way we think about nuclear energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
November 14, 2013
Robert Stone's fascinating documentary makes a convincing case for a nuclear future.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jennifer Tate
November 14, 2013
Thoroughly engaging thanks to its strong editing and startling facts, but the film feels a little conceited thanks to its one-sided argument.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Cath Clarke
Time Out
November 12, 2013
Like so many campaigning docs this is much more interested in throwing darts at the other guys than giving us a balanced film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tom Dawson
Total Film
November 8, 2013
The director paints a partisan picture, but offers an eloquent and effective challenge to orthodox eco-wisdom.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
November 7, 2013
This documentary, from Robert Stone, sets out to think the unthinkable and ask the unaskable: should we learn to stop worrying and love nuclear energy?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Verne Gay
November 6, 2013
Intelligent, possibly important, definitely counterintuitive -- but needs more reporting and context.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 18, 2013
An A-grade exercise in myth-busting...Consciously counter-intuitive, Pandora's Promise is a challenging, sober film that provides much food for thought as it dares to de-demonise nuclear power.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
September 29, 2013
The utter irony in which this doco is steeped is that the very same reasons - the safe preservation of earth's environment - are now driving the very same people who stood against nuclear energy ... in favour of nuclear energy
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
July 13, 2013
The film's blatantly one-sided presentation undercuts the pro-nuclear argument more than any counterargument.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
July 11, 2013
The film's tone is boosterish, and the cursory treatment of the cost of a nuclear-based energy overhaul, or the viability of renewable energy, tends to arouse skepticism rather than allay it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
July 11, 2013
There's not much in the way of balance in this often bone-dry documentary about the bum rap nuclear power has gotten thanks to misinformed, if well-meaning, environmentalists and energy experts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
June 22, 2013
Documentary filmmaker Robert Stone goes against the popular anti-nuke stance held by our society for many years and brings with him a bevy of anti-nuke turned pro-nuke environmentalists, activists and nuclear engineers.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Louis Black
Austin Chronicle
June 21, 2013
Pandora's Promise is a fascinating documentary about nuclear power that argues it is the true green energy. It would be hard to imagine a film more controversial than this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jamie S. Rich
June 20, 2013
Sure, it's a little one-sided, but so are most environmental films...Whether Stone sways you or not, you can afford to give 90 minutes toward setting the balance right.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jane Sumner
Austin American-Statesman
June 20, 2013
With glaciers melting, seas rising and superstorms in the wings, Pandora's Promise, despite its one-sided polemics, revives a desperately needed conversation.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
June 18, 2013
Documenting how five authors changed from anti- to pro-nuke energy stances, Stone is less persuasive at translating this logic into reality.
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
June 14, 2013
Sure to raise eyebrows.
Dann Gire
Chicago Daily Herald
June 14, 2013
The result is a thoughtful documentary whose facts and figures have been compromised by Stone's one-sided approach.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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