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64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    May 3, 2012
    60
    Oasis also takes aim at the bottled-water industry, entertainingly calling in psychologists to break down our fears of what is - or isn't - contaminating what we drink.
  2. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    May 1, 2012
    60
    Still, the problem that often fells these documentaries - humorlessness - has been licked: Jack Black makes an exuberant cameo pitching recycled toilet water (his fake brand is called Porcelain Springs). Sound gross? Open wide, because it's on the menu for all of us.
  3. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    May 2, 2012
    58
    It's true that Americans contribute disproportionately to the problem, but catering to the idea that we're separate from the rest of the world isn't part of the solution.
  4. Reviewed by: Mark Jenkins
    May 8, 2012
    50
    The movie presents grim assessments from such experts as the Pacific Institute's Peter Gleick and professor and author Robert Glennon, yet it ends with a flurry of hopeful notes.
  5. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Apr 30, 2012
    50
    Both an informative bit of agitprop and an ultra slick and slightly self-satisfied bit of entertainment.
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  1. Nov 15, 2012
    8
    Documentaries, at least to me, are rated using a modified 10 scale. The quality and "watchability" of the film are of course important, butDocumentaries, at least to me, are rated using a modified 10 scale. The quality and "watchability" of the film are of course important, but with a documentary, the relevance of the subject matter is critical. The issue of global fresh water depletion and pollution is a serious issue that most Americans are completely oblivious to, but that matter is as important as anything you need to consider as a concerned adult. This film does a superior job of explaining this issue in terms that most anyone can comprehend. You should watch this film. Full Review »