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 223 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 71
  2. Negative: 13 out of 71
  1. MattF
    Jul 18, 2008
    0
    FIlled with errors and half truths, it's no wonder the mainstream media loved it. So why is Gore riding around in chartered mega-jets FIlled with errors and half truths, it's no wonder the mainstream media loved it. So why is Gore riding around in chartered mega-jets and traveling in 4 car caravans? If he beleived his own material, he would have moved in with the Amish long ago! Full Review »
  2. TimC.
    Mar 17, 2008
    0
    Anyone who watched this movie and thought now they knew everything about this anthropogenic global warming issue is utterly deluded! this Anyone who watched this movie and thought now they knew everything about this anthropogenic global warming issue is utterly deluded! this movie was nothing but a self-serving propaganda campaign and a scare-mongering strategy! the movie did not address a single argument against the AGW issue and instead delivered a 98 min rhetoric on the "catastrophe" facing mankind! the many inaccuracies and blatant lies stated in this movie are so nauseating only a lay person with zero scientific knowledge would buy the ridiculous claims made in 'An Inconvenient Truth'. Full Review »
  3. MikeR.
    Oct 28, 2007
    0
    A convenient lie, absolutely no basis in fact, a fallacy.