Revenge of the Electric Car Reviews

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January 30, 2019
It's an important issue that can be appealing even to those without a burning passion for cars, electric or otherwise. It also has the added bonus of positivity.
January 4, 2019
But Americans, despite lecturing from documentaries such as this, just haven't shown a great interest in the unattractive but efficient electric vehicles that have been produced so far.
July 22, 2012
It's a slick and reassuring follow-up, if a naggingly superficial one...
July 22, 2012
It's an unexciting story, told in an excited manner...
July 19, 2012
A surprisingly optimistic progress report.
July 19, 2012
Following up his 2006's Who Killed The Electric Car, film-maker Chris Paine has a more difficult task here.
July 19, 2012
Does Paine owe capitalism an apology? The market for electric cars was there, after all, and electric cars finally came along.
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.
July 17, 2012
The techie stuff is light and the mood mostly optimistic, which makes for a slightly bland experience.
July 16, 2012
Here's a rarity: an environmentally themed documentary that's got a positive story to tell.
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.
July 9, 2012
The resulting puff-piece is a warning to crusading filmmakers about what happens after they've beaten the system.
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.
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.
November 17, 2011
As filmmaking goes, Paine's follow-up is a dud.
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.
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.
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.
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