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Urbanized Reviews

January 5, 2012
A showcase for many conflicting viewpoints.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 13, 2011
Concerned inhabitants of the global village would do well to track this one down.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 3, 2011
At the very least, Hustwit drives home the urgency of radically rethinking city life as the world population tops seven billion.
November 3, 2011
"Urbanized" is a fast zoom out to the big picture: The colonies or hives in which we arrange, display and support our lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 28, 2011
The documentary at times is weighed down by statistics and shop talk, but Luke Geissbuhler's smartly rendered cinematography saves the day.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 27, 2011
Even viewers with deep knowledge of modern urban planning are likely to learn something from the carefully selected images and thoughtful interviews that make up most of "Urbanized."
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 27, 2011
A lively if schematic overview of city planning at its best and not so best.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 26, 2011
Maybe this is the best title they could muster -- it's a stinker, depressing or, depending on your mood, vaguely danceable. Fortunately, the documentary itself is grand.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 25, 2011
Hustwit gorgeously enhances the talking-head commentaries of architects, policymakers, and other progressive thinkers with spatially clean, static-camera compositions -- this time in God's-eye panoramas of earth's ant farm.