The Unforeseen Reviews

November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
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.
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 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 5, 2008
An unusually poetic and meditative eco-themed documentary, Laura Dunn's The Unforeseen is as beautiful as it is ultimately depressing.
February 29, 2008
The Unforeseen explores the rights of man, the death of nature, the water below, the air above and all that going, going, gone green in between.
Top Critic
February 28, 2008
The movie wavers between Sundance-friendly issue film and spiritual reverie.
February 28, 2008
Add The Unforeseen to the catalog of artfully produced nonfiction films that show how humans are screwing up the planet.
February 27, 2008
The movie's glacial pace and willingness to let its mind and eye wander that produces its spiritual and intellectual heft-not to mention its atypical visual splendor.
March 20, 2007
A beautiful, soulful work about real estate development and sprawl, focused on Austin's beloved Barton Springs, and if you think that's impossible you haven't seen it.
January 31, 2007
The kind of transformative viewing experience that has made the current period a golden age for nonfiction film.