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½ June 20, 2015
I had watched this a few years ago, but didn't remember much of it. Great story, Elon Musk is rad, as are electric cars.
Watched on Netflix at home, June 20, 2015.
½ January 12, 2015
An interesting documentary on the still unsuccessful electric car.
January 5, 2015
A cool look into the automotive business!
February 24, 2014
It feels like this documentary is attempting to piggyback on the success of Who Killed the Electric Car. It is exciting to see there is growing momentum in the car industry to make a push for electric cars. That excitement, however, does not translate into enough content to make an interesting full-length feature. There just is no meat to this, and it makes it move slowly. The subject matter is worthy, but the presentation and content are just not there. Sometimes good documentaries take years to make; this one needed to cook much longer.
January 22, 2014
very well done documentary. I wish they had followed ford and the focus electric at some point, but other than that they had Tesla, GM, and gadget to a T. Hoping for a followup sequel.
½ January 14, 2014
Elon Musk is super-Elon-Musky! Who doesn't love a Tesla? Interesting to see their hardships. The main players are kind of interesting, too, I guess. There isn't a lot of insider-y stuff, or any reason to get emotionally involved. It's ok. It certainly doesn't live up to Who Killed The Electric Car?
January 10, 2014
Revolutions are not that simple. Revolutions claims lives, jobs, economy and the very livelihood of people to succeed. It is one such revolution that the director has captured. Today you see a lot of electric cars on the road and this movie captures the struggle behind putting them on the roads.
½ September 21, 2013
Sheds light on what should be obvious, but unfortunately is not.
½ April 10, 2013
A better title for this movie would be Return of the Electric Car because when this movie came out the electric car had not really conquered anything yet. This is an interesting documentary with several good moments. It is interesting to see some different approaches to business and goals.
Harlequin68
Super Reviewer
March 30, 2013
While not having the blood, gore or mayhem one usually associates with a movie with 'revenge' in the title, "Revenge of the Electric Car" is still an astute, if flashy, documentary about the reemergence of the electric car after being unceremoniously trashed only a few years previously. The new developers include Nissan/Renault, GM and upstart Tesla, led by Elon Musk who is not the inspiration for Tony Stark unless he somehow funds a working time machine in the future which I am not exactly ruling out at this stage.

The bad news is the documentary does not know what to do with the unprecedented access it has been given to people in power, spending a lot of time on already thoroughly covered territory concerning the recent recession and almost complete failure of the American auto industry. In fact, the documentary would have fared much better if it had focused exclusively on Elon Musk, not in a scrappy underdog kind of way, but because he has more in common with a riverboat gambler with past successes that include Pay Pal and SpaceX and huge struggles in getting his Tesla off the ground which I had been curious about ever since seeing one on an early episode of "Leverage" in 2008.
October 26, 2012
Interesting documentary about the history and more recent development of the electric car. Some very fascinating and interesting people including the great entrepreneur and the man on which the Tony Stark character was based on in Iron Man, Elon Must.
October 26, 2012
i want a tesla and a volt and a leaf! interesting to see the exec turnarounds.
October 19, 2012
There's nothing here, it's still way too early for the title to fit. Most of the documentary is just boring overview of what happened in the car economy over the past decade.
½ October 11, 2012
Second verse, same as the first. One day, I may just get an electric car, but that may be a while off.
September 29, 2012
Inevitable. Perhaps. Fairly frank account of EV goings on the last 5 years.
August 21, 2012
Nice documentary about the turnaround of the car industry's approach to electric cars. Was interesting in that the electric car concept is getting traction, and the car people are also on board.
½ August 10, 2012
much better than i expected
½ August 8, 2012
Enjoyable little flick from Netflix about the fall and rise of the electric car.

This film mainly tells a story about Elon Musk and Bob Lutz and their different takes on the car industry and their work in bringing the Chevrolet Volt and Tesla motors to the table.

I thought it was great. I would love to drive a Tesla or a Volt.

It also talks about Nissan's Leaf. It shows Carlos Ghosn laughing when he hears the price of other Electric Cars as being around $50,000 and how its not even in the same league. Well go to Nissan's website, go to buy a leaf and see what the total cost is with tax - Yep : $50,000.

Thats all. Good doc. Worth watching.
July 8, 2012
An overly optimistic David vs Goliath follow up that shows how quickly the world can change.
July 5, 2012
so its not a horror then like the car (a film a watched at about 2am on itv)
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