The Unforeseen Reviews

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March 5, 2018
While [director Laura] Dunn's style is closer to Terrence Malick than Paul Thomas Anderson, Bradley becomes a figure as tragic and memorable as the fictional Daniel Plainview in "There Will Be Blood."
August 22, 2017
It's a beautiful film. . .Go and see it.
August 22, 2017
This enviro documentary has its pretensions (I could've done without Wendell Berry intoning poetry), but the 30-year drama it describes couldn't be more timely.
November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
July 30, 2009
If The Unforeseen has a fault, it would be a slight lack of focus. A flawed, but beautiful documentary.
January 23, 2009
Powerful study of a landmark struggle between environmentalists and real estate developer in Austin, Texas in the early 90s. A parable for our exhausted, consumerist society that is choking itself to death.
October 18, 2008
The result is an expansive and ambivalent testament to human ingenuity, human intransigence, and nature's endangered yet enduring power to move.
October 18, 2008
June 20, 2008
A thought-provoking documentary that's both informative and strangely poignant--as well as beautifully shot and edited.
June 6, 2008
By turns rapturously beautiful and unspeakably sad while considering the consequences of unchecked urban sprawl.
May 2, 2008
Even if the director eventually hard-pedals her pantheist imagery into cliché, this inconvenient truth is discreet, intimate and regularly surprising.
April 3, 2008
Laura Dunn captures the national ecological battle in microcosm...
March 14, 2008
No one who sees this intriguing documentary will want to argue with reporter Greider when he forcefully insists, "We need a more mature regard for the future." We do indeed.
March 14, 2008
[Cinematographer] Daniel has never shot a film for Malick, though you'd hardly guess so, given The Unforeseen's poetic and dreamy shots of nature that, like the images that open the Malick's "The Thin Red Line," hint at an Earthly paradise.
March 13, 2008
This one purports to be different by including interviews with the evil, rich developers, but the film is very subtly slanted away from them.
March 10, 2008
The Unforeseen is a poetic and high-minded meditation on American developers' manifest destiny and the cancer it introduces into the natural world.
March 7, 2008
As frustrating as it is welcome.
March 7, 2008
Helmer [Laura] Dunn, though her heart is on her sleeve, gives an even-handed view of things from both sides.
March 5, 2008
An unusually poetic and meditative eco-themed documentary, Laura Dunn's The Unforeseen is as beautiful as it is ultimately depressing.
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