Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
  1. 100
    Am I acting as an advocate in this review? Yes, I am. I believe that to be "impartial" and "balanced" on global warming means one must take a position like Gore's. There is no other view that can be defended.
  2. Virtually everyone who sees this movie will be galvanized to do something about global warming -- and everyone should see this movie.
  3. Reviewed by: Helen O'Hara
    100
    Powerful, intelligent and surprisingly entertaining.
  4. 100
    The movie, like the man, seems more interested in spreading the gospel of environmental responsibility, and in doing so it's probably the most important film of the year.
  5. 100
    Its knockout success is a testament to Gore's eloquence and humanity and to the dexterity of his director, Davis Guggenheim.
  6. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    100
    One of the most realistic documentaries I've ever seen--and, dry as it is, one of the most devastating in its implications.
  7. 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?
  8. It seems to me that too often in this country, and especially now, science has become politicized to the detriment of those who could be helped by it. Just because truths are inconvenient is no reason to suppose they are not real.
  9. 88
    Despite its scary warnings, the film ends on an upbeat note, unless of course you happen to be Hillary Clinton's campaign manager.
  10. A disarming, funny and animated Al Gore, once a robot among presidential candidates, proves himself a rock star among environmental activists.
  11. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    88
    Haunting and inspiring film.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 220 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 70
  2. Negative: 13 out of 70
  1. Feb 2, 2012
    0
    Propaganda film for the Climate Change movement masquerading as a factual documentary, full of half-truths, outright errors, and dodgy science, presented in a slick package with carefully selected stock footage. Oh, won't someone think of the polar bears! Full Review »
  2. Nov 2, 2010
    3
    While I agree with the general urgency this movie tries to portray I hate the special interests and motives behind it all. Al Gore himself travels around the country in his own Jet, making millions of dollars in the process. I think we not only suffer from pollution from burning fuels but also pollution in the form of money which corrupts even the noblest of causes. I am afraid these things just give weapons to the non believers and in general detriments the efforts of people trying to solve this very real crisis. Full Review »
  3. Mar 18, 2014
    8
    An Inconvenient Truth is a persuasive argument to the effects global warming has on the environment and why we should change them. The film has good intentions and lots of facts and statistics to back up its points, and almost convinces even the most closed-minded person that he or she needs to change. Full Review »