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Who Killed the Electric Car? Reviews

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August 10, 2006
An entertaining if slightly skewed documentary about the short life and early death of General Motors' EV1.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 10, 2006
... just about a perfect doc, railing authoritatively against a disgraceful chapter in the annals of American business.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 9, 2006
If there's any doubt left (and why would there be?) that the bald eagle should be replaced by the gas pump as the symbol of the United States, this movie closes the lid on that case.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 5, 2006
If Chris Paine's film were half as well designed as General Motors' super-sleek, super-quick EV1 (the electric car whose demise it laments), it would be a film to cherish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 4, 2006
If An Inconvenient Truth made you curious and concerned; Who Killed the Electric Car? will make you angry.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 4, 2006
Paine may not exactly be objective, but he is thorough and persuasive.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 4, 2006
Insightful, informative and, as far as I can tell, scrupulously fair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 4, 2006
The good intentions are there and the film is expertly structured. It's just that it's hard to get that excited about batteries.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 4, 2006
A story that deserves to be heard, but like the EV1, it's a quiet achievement that should have been much louder.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 3, 2006
Paine is preaching to the choir, but the sermon should be heard nonetheless.
July 28, 2006
The film's clear and informative exploration of the collusion between the private sector and government agencies, along with the auto giants' wielding of their financial power to sway legislature, can't help but raise the viewer's ire.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 27, 2006
Naturally appealing to environmentalists and techno motorheads, this film's story also unfolds like a good murder mystery, broadening its scope into areas such as grassroots organizing, corporate conspiracies, and governmental interference.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 21, 2006
Paine makes a sturdy if not airtight case that the EV-1 was done in by GM, gutless politicians, fear of change (plus ignorance) and the Bush regime lashed to Big Oil.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 21, 2006
A documentary as efficient and zippy as its subject.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 21, 2006
Tries to fathom why GM created and nurtured a terrific battery-powered car, then strangled its own baby in its crib.
July 21, 2006
A little preachy and a little dry, the film nevertheless manages to prick your interest and your conscience -- and to raise your ire toward the folks who created this wondrous technology and then obliterated it.
Read More | Original Score: B+
July 21, 2006
It posits a necessary question in these days of ever-burgeoning oil prices and ever-shrinking supply, and it offers distressing insights into the corporate American mindset.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 20, 2006
A lot of the film is illuminating; a lot of it is pointless.
July 18, 2006
Want to hear a dirty story about a clean car? If you need another reason to distrust the U.S. automobile and oil industries, director Chris Paine's expose should give you a jolt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 17, 2006
The American dream had become a reality in the electric car, now that's gone forever. How insane is that?
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