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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)
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. 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
    0
    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: 54 out of 71
  2. Negative: 13 out of 71
  1. JoiH.
    Aug 8, 2006
    10
    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
    10
    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
    10
    Amazing how stupid some people are...
    Global warming is important..
    Al Gore shows the inconvenient Truth....
  4. TimT.
    Jun 4, 2006
    9
    Excellent, important film.
  5. FrankD
    Dec 25, 2006
    9
    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. Sep 21, 2014
    7
    Whether you actually believe in global warming or not it's almost impossible to deny that this movie makes a compelling argument. Typically things like this would bore the heck out of me, but I was surprised to find myself interested and entertained throughout, soaking up all of the information. Al Gore just has a wonderful stage presence.

    Now the argument itself is very well put together. It's science is laid out in an easy to understand and attractive manner. Whether or not you agree with it is up to you. The one complaint I have with the film is that it actually tries to use sad stories from Gore's past (such as an incident involving his son) in order to help get viewers to sympathize with him, and thus agree with him. It's a cheap tactic. One that wasn't really necessary since they included a healthy dose of their facts. But I guess they wanted to cover all bases.

    The movie succeeds thanks to Gore's genuine concern for the topic. I really don't think the movie would've been as effective had someone else been on-screen. He brings a healthy dose of charm and humor to the screen that kept me watching. Those who strongly don't believe in global warming probably won't care for this one at all, but I doubt even they could deny that it's setup in an enjoyable manner.
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  7. 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! Expand

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