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"Pump" is fascinating at times, although the quick cutting and constant music take away from some engrossing moments.
As far as documentaries go, the film is exhaustively researched, interviewed and documented.
As filmmaking, "Pump" sometimes resembles a Super Bowl commercial.
"Pump" is quite entertaining, drawing together colorful archival footage, interviewed experts and ordinary folk ... in a lively, professional package.
Compelling and cogent ...
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.
Pump may be a little too preoccupied with oil industry conspiracy theories (Prohibition was really an effort to keep the auto industry from making alcohol-powered cars?), but its big-picture message isn't a tough one to swallow.
With outright tenacity, Pump sets its teeth into the problem that establishing an alternative source of fuel is hard when the biggest stakeholders are the ones who would rather it didn't catch on.
Well, if it's propaganda, it's very well done, convincingly making the case for ethanol and methanol as well as biofuel in general - at least in the US market
You will be shocked, I am sure, to discover that Big Oil has put its profits before all else (including you).
there is plenty in this film that informative and more that is infuriating
Documentary exploring the origins of and problems with the fact that almost all cars run on gasoline, when other options including electricity, ethanol and methanol make more sense.
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