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Revenge of the Electric Car Reviews

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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 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
October 13, 2011
Too many important questions are never addressed, or even asked, presumably to protect corporate secrets.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 18, 2011
Anybody throwing the word revenge around right now is being a tad premature.
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
October 21, 2011
Saying electric cars are "zero emission" is about as truthful as saying you don't have to kill a cow when you buy a hamburger.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 17, 2011
As filmmaking goes, Paine's follow-up is a dud.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 29, 2011
Without true tension, the docu feels as slickly manufactured as its va-va-voom subject.
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 3, 2011
Ultimately, "Revenge of the Electric Car" is like meeting with an overeager salesman. In real life, that's not necessarily an unpleasant experience, but it also doesn't last 90 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 22, 2012
It's an unexciting story, told in an excited manner...
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
October 21, 2011
Wall Street might want to take notice of how quickly tides can change.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 25, 2011
Chalk this up with The Godfather Part II and The Empire Strikes Back as one of the few sequels that's better than the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
October 20, 2011
Fascinating in its own right.
October 21, 2011
This is still the kind of film that's probably most necessary if movies hope to play any kind of part in our cultural rehab.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 22, 2011
Though not as engrossing as the first film (2006's "Who Killed the Electric Car?"), "Revenge" pulls back the cover on the major car manufacturers' more recent efforts.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 7, 2011
Endlessly fascinating for car nuts.
October 20, 2011
In the end, "Revenge of the Electric Car" is a slick, enjoyable valentine to a retooling industry. This optimistic film lacks the outrage of the earlier work, but that's O.K. A movement needs its triumphs too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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