Monumental: David Brower's Fight for Wild America Image

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  • Summary: This documentary explores the beautiful, dramatic, and lyrical story of David Brower and his colleagues' unrelenting campaigns – fought through lobbying, art, and hard hitting advertising – to protect and establish some of our most treasured national parks. (First Run Features)
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  1. Clearly intended as a reminder that one person can move - or, at least, save - mountains.
  2. Brower's legacy, however, is beyond question. Historian Starr calls him "an American hero," and though Brower was a prickly sort and a zealot, that judgment sounds right.
  3. 75
    By the time the closing credits roll, you'll be ready to run out and hug a tree.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    Stylish and substantial enough to prompt even a couch potato to action, Kelly Duane's Monumental: David Brower's Fight for Wild America delivers a stirring and visually dense account of the life and times of Brower.
  5. Reviewed by: R. Emmet Sweeney
    Instead of the affectless soundtrack of mopey indie rock, a trip through the Anthology of American Folk Music would have better served the landscape.
  6. Reviewed by: Laura Kern
    It's an honorable introduction to an important figure.
  7. 40
    Mediocre documentary squanders a terrific subject.

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