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Who Killed the Electric Car? Reviews

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August 27, 2009
Another few of these squandered opportunities for art-house muckraking and we'll need someone to ask who killed the left-wing documentary.
April 23, 2009
The film shows how politicians on both sides of the isle conspired with oil companies and car manufacturers to rob our ecology of one of its most promising assets.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 21, 2008
Chris Paine's documentary about General Motors' development and withdrawal of the innovative, environment-friendly EV1 automobile is bound to reverberate with anyone who's fallen in love with a product only to see it irrevocably yanked from the market.
September 17, 2007
Transcends its own awful construction by being a documentary, further supporting the idea that docs needn't be well made to be worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 1, 2007
Given the shortsighted shenanigans engaged in by these corporate-oriented politicians and greedy captains of industry, is it any wonder that we'd end up mired in the Middle East to ensure the flow of oil? Who killed the electric car? The usual suspects.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 30, 2007
It goes far beyond electric cars to illustrate how big business controls government actions and policies at all levels with damaging results.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 1, 2007
This rich and absorbing documentary also functions as mystery and exposť.
December 30, 2006
In the interest of understanding how your government and big business work (and work together against the consumer's interest), you owe it to yourself to see this film.
November 10, 2006
On the other hand, the activists are a little twee to deliver any serious drama
October 30, 2006
Filmmaker Chris Paine's postmortem on the EV1s doesn't answer all our questions, but it is reasonably evenhanded and quite entertaining.
October 7, 2006
It's liable to get people hopping mad, whether or not they buy Paine's overarching conspiracy theory.
September 17, 2006
Piercingly demonstrates how technological advancement occurs only when it aligns with monied interests, and argues persuasively for the idea that we all deserve better.
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 14, 2006
Where too many politically minded films seem to exist only to confirm what the audience already believes, it's a thrill to sit in a theater and learn something new and so, so infuriating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 13, 2006
Hits home on all cylinders.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 6, 2006
Chris Paine has painted a convincing picture of corporate greed -- working hand in hand with the government.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 31, 2006
This doc looks at the possible suspects in the death of the promising electric vehicle: consumers, oil companies, car manufacturers, gov. and even the Hydrogen Fuel Cell car.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 25, 2006
The film provides a journalistic service, telling a story that most people in the United States have not heard. It's a fascinating tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 18, 2006
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, but a car is always more than transportation.
Read More | Original Score: 82/100
August 13, 2006
... an entertaining but sometimes disingenuous documentary ...
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 11, 2006
In this context, the presence of President Bush -- the Professor Moriarty of the new wave of liberal docs -- is as depressingly predictable as a baby left in a car in August.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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