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The Last Mountain Reviews

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January 27, 2012
trenchant, impassioned
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 9, 2011
You can't look at those manmade scars and not feel your blood boil, and that anger flows throughout Bill Haney's fiery documentary "The Last Mountain."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 22, 2011
[A] thoughtful and elegantly made documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 22, 2011
The coal mining industry has a lot to answer for.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 22, 2011
The picture is as grim as the wasteland that remains after the "mountain top removal" process undertaken by coal companies to reveal the rich seams of coals that lie underneath.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 20, 2011
Bill Haney's searing indictment of coal mining-especially the mountain top variety-is a timely reminder of the dangers of relying on non-renewable energy resources to keep most of our electricity requirements on the grid.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 15, 2011
If faith could move mountains...
July 15, 2011
Bite-size facts about mountaintop mining are splashed on the screen, but no substantiating sources are for the information are credited.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 15, 2011
Haney glides past the drama in the stories of those people.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 14, 2011
The film presents a devastatingly airtight, dramatic argument.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 14, 2011
An even tone and attention to detail compensate for a lack of dissenting voices, and make "The Last Mountain" a compelling examination of a complex topic.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 8, 2011
When you see a 91-year-old woman in a flag-draped wheelchair arrested for daring to challenge Massey's policies at the governor's office, you can't help but feel you're witnessing an American tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 23, 2011
The coal industry's tactics are appalling. But to a lesser extent so is this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 23, 2011
A film like "The Last Mountain" fills me with restless anger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 22, 2011
As Bill Haney's infuriating, straightforward documentary argues, the coal industry is not only poisoning our air and water but our democracy as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 19, 2011
Eye-opening, ire-raising...an important account of a disastrous situation. One of the five best documentaries of 2011.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 16, 2011
The Last Mountain will make you very, very angry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 15, 2011
...once director Haney begins to include Robert Kennedy Jr. in his film he can't seem to stop and the film begins to seem more like a campaign piece than what he set out to do.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 15, 2011
Bill Haney wears his angry heart on his sleeve with a film about the environment and its destruction through greed.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 14, 2011
The disturbing eco-documentary "The Last Mountain" charts the catastrophic effects of the mining technique called mountaintop removal on West Virginia's Coal River Valley.
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