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  • Summary: This documentary offers a passionate and inspirational look at Al Gore's fervent crusade to halt global warming's deadly progress in its tracks by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it. (Participant Productions)
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  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. 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.
  3. 75
    The problem with An Inconvenient Truth isn't the message; it's the messenger.
  4. 70
    Although the message of the film sounds bleak, it is actually quite rousing.
  5. 70
    An Inconvenient Truth may not save the planet, but it's already gone a long way toward rescuing Gore's public profile.
  6. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    An Inconvenient Truth is something you rarely see in movies today: a blatant intellectual fraud. Shame on all of the people involved in this travesty.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 70
  2. Negative: 13 out of 70
  1. JoiH.
    Aug 8, 2006
    Should be required veiwing by all middle and high schools. Incredibly informative and everyone of all political persuasions should see it.
  2. NickL.
    Feb 12, 2007
    I really loved this movie; I think it should be required viewing for the human race. Al Gore is unexpectedly charismatic (he even makes a joke?). As for his critics, who say that this is as much about Gore as it is about global warming, I wholeheartedly disagree. As he said, the issue of global warming is less political than moral. You have to step back and separate the words from the man delivering them, and I think he was very brave to put himself in the position as orator. This movie is a cry for a call to action from a Congress and a society that has not taken enough precautions against these issues. Whether you agree or disagree with his assertions, I'd rather be safe than sorry. Life is too precious to even consider losing. Surely both parties must agree on that. Expand
  3. May 20, 2012
    Amazing how stupid some people are...
    Global warming is important..
    Al Gore shows the inconvenient Truth....
  4. TimT.
    Jun 4, 2006
    Excellent, important film.
  5. FrankD
    Dec 25, 2006
    Yes, Al Gore's delivery and demeanor can become grating at times, but the film still packs a solid punch. Beautifully prepared and alarmingly persuasive! We'd all be complete fools not to listen! Expand
  6. markf
    Nov 27, 2006
    Very interesting and entertaining "documentary". The sad part is that we now know there are no self-serving documentaries. I give the Global Warming Info about an 8.5 and the Gore is a Better President than the Bushes combined about a 6. I TRULY believe that Gore is a much better candidate than the "Idiot Bushes" put together (Sorry about that, but let's get real for a sec.). Even so, there's plenty to digest and get pissed and motivated by this flick. Politics are supposed to stay out odd Science, but in this day and age, where every airhead has an uninformed opinion and every politician votes the party line, it should carry some weight. Maybe the Dems recent referendum will mean something, but based on how unorganized they are, I wouldn't count on it. Oh, did I mention? You need to watch this film! Expand
  7. Feb 2, 2012
    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! Expand

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