• Release Date: Sep 15, 2010
Metascore
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No score yet - based on 3 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
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  1. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    70
    With its jolting images of flammable tap water and chemically burned pets, New York theater-director-turned-documentarian Josh Fox's Sundance-feted shocker makes an irrefutable case against U.S. corporate "fracking."
  2. Reviewed by: Patrick Peters
    Jan 25, 2011
    60
    Josh Fox puts a fresh spin on a well-drilled - if continually relevant - story.
  3. Reviewed by: Katie Hewitt
    50
    While oil is still synonymous with unmitigated catastrophe, the documentary Gasland warns of the dangers lurking in natural-gas wells.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
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  1. Apr 9, 2014
    8
    Gasland has very high production values and isn't too preachy. It stayed on topic and mentioned solar energy only once, which is notable because this kind of documentary too often goes off the rails into the fantastic or the impossible. The narrator's voice is uniquely soothing. Full Review »
  2. Jul 12, 2013
    10
    This was just terrifying, and incredibly disturbing. One of the most eye-opening documentaries I've ever seen, as well as an intricately made, well editing, cinematographically beautiful film. There is not enough praise to be given to do this documentary justice. Full Review »
  3. Apr 9, 2011
    8
    Unlike the horribly bland "An Inconvenient Truth", this issue documentary is surprisingly entertaining. I almost feel bad calling a film about natural gas contamination entertaining, but I mean it in an entirely educational and enthralling way, not a fun and satisfying way.
    "GasLand" is a labour of love by documentarist Josh Fox. He's addressing an issue that is not only affecting him and his family very closely, but the whole country and perhaps soon, the whole world. The center of this film's attention is an area of the U.S., the Marcellus Shale (which is a subterranean formation that is beneath New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and many other states), which is more commonly called by energy companies "the Saudi Arabia of natural gas". Fox travels to the towns around this area to see first hand how hydraulic fracturing has affected them and their lives. Needless to say, his findings are quite horrifying.
    "GasLand" is an amateurish-looking film that could have easily been made by any competent documentarist, but its heart is something that only could have been added by the talents of Josh Fox. Gas contamination is a topic that has been addressed vaguely before, but with "GasLand" we see a whole new world and it's alarmingly eyeopening. This is one of the best documentaries of the year. It receiving a well deserved Oscar nomination yesterday morning and I hope that's a push for more people to watch this important film.
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