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...
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 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.
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
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 3, 2011
The movie is interesting now and, given its subject, should even be more interesting in about a hundred years. Stick around.
November 3, 2011
More hopeful but also more complex and lacking the focused urgency of the original.
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.
October 23, 2011
Fascinating and highly entertaining...
October 21, 2011
Wall Street might want to take notice of how quickly tides can change.
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.
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.
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.
October 20, 2011
Fascinating in its own right.
October 18, 2011
Anybody throwing the word revenge around right now is being a tad premature.
October 18, 2011
In lieu of a business case for ethics, it tells the story of that rare moment when the bottom line finally dovetails with the greater good.
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