“A Sobering Look At Global Warming.”
“AL GORE - GET OFF OF YOURSELF!”
An Inconvenient Truth can't, of course, reveal a future that is still up to us, but by the time you're done watching, the real question is, Which way on God's green earth would you want to err?
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
An Inconvenient Truth is a necessary film.
A.O. Scott - New York Times
Despite or perhaps because of Gore's schoolmasterly attitudes, his arguments have force. A kind of anti-charisma sees it through.
Peter Bradshaw - Guardian [UK]
What could have been mired in political rhetoric or techno-speak is instead illuminating, fascinating and sometimes frightening.
Claudia Puig - USA Today
While Gore's onstage presentation tells us nothing new, it has a renewed -- call it recycled -- potency, in light of a growing scientific consensus about changing weather patterns.
Desson Thomson - Washington Post
In an eco-horror show that politely masquerades as a documentary, the former vice president effectively warns of man-made cataclysm.
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
... the film makes for compelling psychobiography despite the fact that Gore, stiff as an air-conditioned breeze at the Four Seasons, isn't the least bit compelling himself.
Rob Nelson - Village Voice
The film succeeds powerfully, even though it's short on practical solutions, makes some questionable statements of fact and, given Gore's current ambiguous position in public life, requires a tighter focus on the message than on the messenger.
Joe Morgenstern - Wall Street Journal
A film that invests hard science with impassioned moral drive.
Amy Biancolli - Houston Chronicle
An Inconvenient Truth, like its star, is quite persuasive in framing global warming as a crisis rapidly accelerating along with the planet's population. That means us. And that means the potential to take action.
Chris Vognar - Dallas Morning News
Will likely make you admire Al Gore a little more than you already do, worry about the planet a lot more than you already do, and finally, leave you with as many questions as when you started.
Michael Booth - Denver Post
An Inconvenient Truth is one of the most realistic documentaries I've ever seen -- and, dry as it is, one of the most devastating in its implications.
David Edelstein - New York Magazine
It will be interesting to watch how skeptics will deal with Gore's bad news on the environment without making themselves look very small.
David Denby - New Yorker
In 39 years, I have never written these words in a movie review, but here they are: You owe it to yourself to see this film. If you do not, and you have grandchildren, you should explain to them why you decided not to.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
In the battle between Big Trouble (Gore's line) and Big Oil (Bush's), fossil fuel won. Even with gas prices it's still winning, which is why An Inconvenient Truth, for all its limitations as cinematic agitprop, deserves an audience.
Michael Phillips - Chicago Tribune
Really two movies: a sobering lecture about a globe that's getting warmer and a profile of a leader whose career has always been hindered by his apparent lack of warmth.
J. R. Jones - Chicago Reader
A powerful film that educates as it engages.
Carrie Rickey - Philadelphia Inquirer
Matter of fact, it's surprisingly entertaining, if ultimately shocking.
Tom Long - Detroit News
Despite quibbles over details, the case [Gore] presents is compelling, and anyone who isn't sure whether global warming is a mounting crisis or a massive hoax should see this film.
Kerry Lengel - Arizona Republic
An excellent educational tool.
Dennis Harvey - Variety
... much of what Gore says in this slide show he gives to people whose minds are not yet fully formed (undergraduates, actors) is absurd, and his assertions often contradict each other.
Kyle Smith - New York Post
Political will, Gore suggests, is a renewable resource. Maybe he has rediscovered his. And maybe, we figure, after we've seen it, we should discover ours.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
Mandatory viewing regardless, much as an alarm clock must be heeded despite its annoying ring.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
Much of this material is familiar, but presented in total, over the course of 100 minutes, the impact is frightening.
Liam Lacey - Globe and Mail
The clarity and simplicity of the presentation is remarkable. Gore is a likable, confident, humorous speaker. And the material reminds us of the need for vigilance.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Al Gore brings his campaign to reverse global warming to the big screen in this vivid and vital activist movie.
Kirk Honeycutt - Hollywood Reporter
Gore has brought all the scattered news stories together in one briskly narrated, handsomely illustrated place, and the power of his points is striking. Sobering. Ultimately alarming.
Richard Schickel - TIME Magazine
It grabs you like a thriller with an ending that will haunt your dreams.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
... highly persuasive ...
Kevin Crust - Los Angeles Times
Netflix puts this Oscar winning documentary out again for those who spent the past seven years listening to paid-off-deniers and assorted other Fox News liars.
Roger Moore - McClatchy-Tribune News Service
- Sight and Sound
Brent Simon - Shared Darkness
Those attacking Al Gore as a misinformed prophet or political crybaby likely never watched the film. Holding court with genial wit and warmth, Gore emphasizes his slide content's morals and ethics over its politics and ends on practicality, not panic.
Nick Rogers - Suite101.com
An adequate enough way to get the point across, but I can't help but wonder what the raves for this film are really about.
Gabe Leibowitz - Film and Felt
Gore gets admirable points for using intelligence in his arguments rather than fear
Fernando F. Croce - CinePassion
Peter Keough - Boston Phoenix
Gone is the excruciatingly wooden, heavily-made up candidate from the controversial 2000 Presidential election. In his place, the team from An Inconvenient Truth shows you the Gore democrats wish the voting public had seen%u2014a comfortable, enthusiastic
Heather Huntington - ReelzChannel.com
While the preaching is to the converted, the sheer organization, massing and clarity appear conclusive, and the youngish onscreen attendees nod in agreement.
Donald J. Levit - ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Al Gore's global-warming documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, may just be the scariest movie you will see this year.
Brandon Fibbs - BrandonFibbs.com
Joe Lozito - Big Picture Big Sound
The ultimate effect of An Inconvenient Truth is not unlike looking down the barrel of a loaded gun.
Rob Humanick - Stranger Song
Mark Sells - Oregon Herald
Philip French - Observer [UK]
- Irish Times
Highly recommended even if Al Gore is incapable of getting at the root cause of global warming.
Louis Proyect - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Apesar de ter uma estrutura similar ao dos filmes que enfocam espetaculos de stand-up comedy (o que compromete sua fluidez), este documentario traz informacoes absurdamente importantes que sao transmitidas com clareza pelo carismatico Gore.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
Because of its biased tone and shameless promotion of Al Gore it is simply preaching to the converted.
Scott Nash - Three Movie Buffs
A vitally important lesson, told in bland charts and alarming images.
Mark Dujsik - Mark Reviews Movies
Un documental contundente y alarmante que, de la mano de un preocupado y convincente Al Gore, se convierte en un verdadero llamado a la accion.
Enrique Buchichio - Uruguay Total
Just because truths are inconvenient is no reason to suppose they are not real.
Peter Rainer - Christian Science Monitor
An eco-horror movie that is anything but escapist entertainment...
Amy Taubin - Sight and Sound
t's an enduring irony of movies that one guy talking can be more compelling than a million dollars in locations, extras and effects.
Paul Arendt - BBC
It is utterly convincing, it's emotionally powerful and it makes Gore look more charming than he ever did as a presidential candidate.
Dave Calhoun - Time Out
Powerful, intelligent and surprisingly entertaining, Gore presents a compelling case. You'll believe a film can change the world.
Helen OHara - Empire Magazine
This is nothing short of life-changing; a film that needs to be seen by every single person on this planet.
Joe Utichi - FilmFocus
Presented by former US Vice President Al Gore, this documentary is a cool, clinical examination of global warming. And if you thought the repercussions were years off, think again.
David Edwards - Daily Mirror [UK]
- Sydney Morning Herald
Though generally presented in a fawning, overly obsequious style, the film also has a heartening degree of candor... and its triumph is the manner in which it highlights the notion of political will as a renewable resource.
Brent Simon - Now Playing Magazine
Gore is inspired here, a man on a crusade that slide by slide and impassioned remark by remark drives home the inconvenient truth about global warming. It's an alarming scenario so calling him alarmist really misses the point.
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
The truth hurts.
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel - 3BlackChicks Review
Controversy isn't always a bad thing, and Mr. Freeze's surprising warmth ignites a worthy discussion.
Bruce Bennett - Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
In spite of brief missteps, the film has an important message that needs to be heard. It's not a doom-and-gloom movie as much as it is a call to action.
Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone - TheMovieChicks.com
If you are unfamiliar with this issue, or are a sheltered dittohead, this film is a good primer on arguments supporting the idea of global warming.
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
I'm recommending what is essentially a non-film because I agree with its politics and I'd like for more people to agree with me than disagree.
Walter Chaw - Film Freak Central
... For those within its reach, 'An Inconvenient Truth' is a film we can ignore only at our own peril.
Jonathan R. Perry - Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Yes, it's a science lecture when all is said and done, but it's a science lesson that's never dull -- chilling in its conclusions, but hardly boring.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
In my heart of hearts, I know this isn't the best way to start a movie review. But in my heart of hearts, I also know I need to do what's right.
Linda Cook - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
It's hard to make a visually compelling narrative out of 100 minutes of a 58-year-old man talking about carbon-dioxide emissions, but director Davis Guggenheim does it.
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
Every responsible, thinking American should see this film.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr. - Goatdog's Movies
... an important subject, and... possibly an important film.
Philip Martin - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
As lectures on film go, An Inconvenient Truth sends its message in clear and engaging fashion.
John Wirt - Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
The educational moments work beautifully, the personal bits don't. Still, one of the year's best - frightening, compelling and at points unforgettable.
Garth Franklin - Dark Horizons
The material is presented clearly and, for the most part, persuasively, although the side-trips into Gore's family history... seem like the minibiographies that are traditionally served up during election time.
James Sanford - Kalamazoo Gazette
The United States is by far the worst polluter on the planet, a shameful fact that has to change.
Lori Hoffman - Atlantic City Weekly
Cinematic brussel sprouts.
Nick Schager - Lessons of Darkness
The movie is the message, and it's worth seeing.
Jeffrey Chen - Window to the Movies
The show is lively and heartfelt - a persuasive call to action.
Marjorie Baumgarten - Austin Chronicle
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch
An Inconvenient Truth makes a powerful argument that only the willfully deaf will fail to hear.
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
- Baltimore Sun
Though the information is dense and seems a bit like a college lecture, Gore and his presentation come across as quite engaging.
Jean Lowerison - San Diego Metropolitan
This is urgent, important stuff that simply can't be ignored--or left to the politicians--any longer.
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
the documentary is so convincing that it makes opposers of the argument as credible as Holocaust deniers.
Jon Niccum - Lawrence Journal-World
A public service announcement that appeals mostly to our conscience, but also our hearts.
Eric Melin - Scene-Stealers.com
I doubt if this film can save the planet, but it speaks volumes for Gore's political future as his public profile is given a much needed makeover.
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Even if you think global warming is a bunch of malarkey you'll at least be reassured that Gore is not a robotic government android.
Bill Clark - FromTheBalcony
This may be the first documentary in memory that will have audiences clamoring, "More hard data! More charts!"
Chris Barsanti - ToxicUniverse.com
Part awkward yet surprisingly funny stand-up comedian, part wily environmentalist, whether you like Gore or hate'm, the last thing word you would use to describe Gore in his new documentary is "boring."
Mike Ward - Richmond.com
It's a "must see, then go and do" film.
Sean O'Connell - Charlotte Weekly
The truths in this challenging film aren't just inconvenient; they're darkly fascinating, mighty scary, and, it seems to me, undeniable.
Jack Garner - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
A nonfiction disaster movie about the ultimate in non-partisan concerns, the fate of the planet.
John Beifuss - Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Well-crafted, compelling cinematic food for thought.
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
The film is more suspenseful than many thrillers and more emotional than many tear-jerkers. And, most of all, it's scarier than any horror flick.
Donald Munro - Fresno Bee
It's probably best to ignore the film's political subtext and simply concentrate on the message: global warming is real, we're responsible for it, and we can do something about it without ruining the U.S. economy. But we're running out of time.
Robert W. Butler - Kansas City Star
While it is a sobering film, it is not depressing...there might be more fun ways to spend your summer afternoon, but Gore infuses his talk with much more than just, as he calls it, a nature hike through the Book of Revelations.
Karina Montgomery - Cinerina
Despite [its] weighty evidence, An Inconvenient Truth manages to transcend total doom and gloom in gratifyingly imaginative ways ...
Carol Cling - Las Vegas Review-Journal
The surprise of An Inconvenient Truth is that it's not a downer. Gore's humor is self-deprecating, his tone never bitter.
Sean Means - Salt Lake Tribune
A torrent of data, graphs, and images churns into a Category 5 scientific warning of impending doom for the earth. . . . consciousness-raising by a man who has found his calling.
Brian Gibson - Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
On screen, Gore is persuasive and engaging, trotting out facts and photographs to go along with high-tech graphs that would make Ross Perot envious.
Thomas Delapa - Boulder Weekly