Earth Days


Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13

Critic Reviews

  1. A rapturous and enlightening look at the history of the environmental movement in America.
  2. Devotees of the "Whole Earth Catalogue" may regard this film as a nostalgia trip, but it's much more comprehensive, more forward-looking than that.
  3. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    A moving, elegiac, deeply contemplative work that leaves the viewer not with a save-the-world checklist, but rather a spirit of hopeful reflection.
  4. 78
    An informative and nonpolemic look at the birth of the modern environmental movement and its various offshoots and key players.
  5. 75
    Nearly a quarter of the way through Earth Days, the movie seems on-track to being just another tongue-clucking “Isn’t it a pity” doc, painted in broad strokes.
  6. 75
    The rare ecological documentary that doesn’t nag us to run out of the movie theater and change the world.
  7. There's great archival footage.
  8. There is a sense of sadness around Earth Days, a sense that opportunities were not capitalized on, that not enough was done.
  9. Feels like a prolonged campfire conversation, filled with weathered, measured talk about holistic thinking and finding a new perspective.
  10. There's little that's new in the retelling, except mellowed musings on Environmentalism 2.0.

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