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Revenge of the Electric Car Reviews

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July 22, 2012
It's a slick and reassuring follow-up, if a naggingly superficial one...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 22, 2012
It's an unexciting story, told in an excited manner...
July 19, 2012
A surprisingly optimistic progress report.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 19, 2012
Following up his 2006's Who Killed The Electric Car, film-maker Chris Paine has a more difficult task here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 19, 2012
Does Paine owe capitalism an apology? The market for electric cars was there, after all, and electric cars finally came along.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 19, 2012
I await the next, more adjusting swing of the roundabout for Paine and volt-powered automotion: perhaps, The Electric Car Settles into a Median State Equidistant Between Success and Failure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 17, 2012
The techie stuff is light and the mood mostly optimistic, which makes for a slightly bland experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 16, 2012
Here's a rarity: an environmentally themed documentary that's got a positive story to tell.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 15, 2012
There were high hopes of a warts-and-all follow-up to Paine's first film exposing the big guns of automotive, but it hasn't materialised.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 9, 2012
The resulting puff-piece is a warning to crusading filmmakers about what happens after they've beaten the system.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 3, 2012
This is more superficial rah-rah than investigation. I'm sure it serves its ideological purpose, but as a documentary, it's uninspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
November 23, 2011
"Revenge of the Electric Car" lacks the urgency of "Who Killed the Electric Car?" But Paine's thorough knowledge of his subject, and engaging way with an interview, make the follow-up film a fun ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 17, 2011
As filmmaking goes, Paine's follow-up is a dud.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 14, 2011
If you thought you'd never mist up at a nonfiction movie about plug-in autos, you're in for a surprise. This is a surprisingly emotional trip, and a very enjoyable one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 10, 2011
I doubt "Revenge of the Electric Car" will change any minds, but I could see it shifting them slightly, and that's not nothing.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 10, 2011
Once a muckraker, Paine now acts mostly as a cheerleader, and his slick new movie trades heavily in the sort of flattering CEO profiles that grace the covers of business magazines.
November 10, 2011
The first film was charged with drama. "Revenge" is somewhat anticlimactically charged with a wall plug.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 7, 2011
Endlessly fascinating for car nuts.
November 3, 2011
The movie is interesting now and, given its subject, should even be more interesting in about a hundred years. Stick around.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 3, 2011
More hopeful but also more complex and lacking the focused urgency of the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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