An Inconvenient Truth Reviews

  • 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

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