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7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5

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  1. j30
    Jan 30, 2012
    8
    A compelling, well told story of one particular ELF member named Daniel McGowan. I don't want to give away too much of the story. It's an inspiring movie that makes you want to take up a cause or change something about your life.
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65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Mark Feeney
    Jul 28, 2011
    50
    The problem is that the heart of the movie is McGowan. He's just not a very compelling figure. He's a bit doughy and inert.
  2. Reviewed by: Shawn Levy
    Jul 21, 2011
    83
    Never loses sight of the human beings at the heart of the conflict -- no matter what side of the conflict they're on.
  3. Reviewed by: Walter Addiego
    Jul 14, 2011
    25
    Depressing. So is director Marshall Curry's avowal in the press notes that the film will leave viewers with "a more nuanced view of the world."