Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Feb 17, 2011
    80
    Although it contains its moments of doom and gloom about the potential effects of climate change, the excellent documentary Carbon Nation is an inspiring look at the many recent advances in clean energy and green technologies.
  2. Reviewed by: Walter Addiego
    Mar 10, 2011
    50
    Carbon Nation serves us a full portion of scary statistics, but overall tries to accentuate the positive.
  3. Reviewed by: Marjorie Baumgarten
    Feb 24, 2011
    50
    It makes you wonder, ultimately, how the carbon footprint created by the film will stand up to the test of time.
  4. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Feb 8, 2011
    50
    Director Peter Byck opted for corny graphics, a wall of statistics, a voice-of-God narrator, and a xylophonic score, but behind the infomercial presentation are solid ideas that warrant scrutiny.
  5. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    Feb 7, 2011
    50
    Well intended but inert.
  6. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Feb 10, 2011
    40
    This film seems blissfully unaware that political obstructionists are paralyzing the legislative process; that deep-pocketed influence peddlers have a vested interest in maintaining the fossil fuel culture; that, in general, people resist change.
  7. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Feb 11, 2011
    25
    Wind power plus solar power equals hot air in the propaganda piece Carbon Nation, a documentary so disconnected from reality it could have been produced by President Obama's speechwriters.
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  1. Dec 29, 2011
    10
    Excellent insight into the current world-wide energy dilemma with great detail on future solutions. Carbon Nation is informative and to the point, extremely interesting. A must-see for any adult on the planet. The information here is positive and clearly constructed. Full Review »