Pump (2014)


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PUMP is an inspiring, eye-opening documentary that tells the story of America's addiction to oil, from its corporate conspiracy beginnings to its current monopoly today, and explains clearly and simply how we can end it - and finally win choice at the pump. Today oil is our only option of transportation fuel at the pump. Our exclusive use of it has drained our wallets, increased air pollution and sent our sons and daughters to war in faraway lands. PUMP shows us how through the use of a variety of replacement fuels, we will be able to fill up our cars - cheaper, cleaner and American made - and in the process, create more jobs for a stronger, healthier economy. The film features notable experts such as John Hofmeister, former President of Shell Oil US; Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors; Peter Goldmark, former president of the Rockefeller Foundation; and other noteworthy figures who share their passionate views and knowledge. Right now we have the ability to change our country's future, but we never knew it. Aren't we tired of being taken for a ride? PUMP is the movie that could change that. (c) Submarine

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All Critics (20) | Top Critics (5)

"Pump" is fascinating at times, although the quick cutting and constant music take away from some engrossing moments.

Oct 9, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

As far as documentaries go, the film is exhaustively researched, interviewed and documented.

Sep 18, 2014 | Full Review…

As filmmaking, "Pump" sometimes resembles a Super Bowl commercial.

Sep 18, 2014 | Full Review…

"Pump" is quite entertaining, drawing together colorful archival footage, interviewed experts and ordinary folk ... in a lively, professional package.

Sep 18, 2014 | Full Review…
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Compelling and cogent ...

Sep 16, 2014 | Full Review…

The power of choice is important, and it is this privilege that makes us Americans, but unfortunately, the social impact of this film will be much less than what was hoped for.

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

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