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Empathetic, smartly crafted, and ultimately devastating, The Great Invisible offers a deep and expansive look at the causes and effects of American energy policy. Read critic reviews

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The Deepwater Horizon crisis is seen through the perspectives of oil company executives, survivors and Gulf Coast residents who experienced it firsthand.

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  • To the filmmakers' credit, the points of view in The Great Invisible are comprehensive and varied, though it's clear who they view as the good guys and bad guys here.

    December 11, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Brown seamlessly blends the emotional, intimate stories of people with bigger pictures, using the explosion as the starting point for a ripple effect that just keeps growing.

    November 6, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Most of all, it's a sobering look at a part of coastal America that will never be the same again.

    November 5, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
  • Quietly devastating ...

    October 30, 2014 | Full Review…
  • The Great Invisible is a reminder that the problem of offshore drilling, and our energy policy in general, is still a bubbling pot.

    October 30, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The film acknowledges [the] instinct toward simplistic polarization, but then softly, compellingly tries to push against it.

    October 30, 2014 | Full Review…

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