Pandora's Promise

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  • Summary: A feature-length documentary about the history and future of nuclear power. The film explores how and why mankind's most feared and controversial technological discovery is now passionately embraced by many of those who once led the charge against it.


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  1. Reviewed by: Bill Stamets
    Jun 20, 2013
    [This] timely documentary is less persuasive about translating logic into political and economic reality.
  2. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    Jun 10, 2013
    Some parts of the film are drily academic, but much of it is quite beautiful and artfully put together by the director.
  3. Reviewed by: Louis Black
    Jun 19, 2013
    An amazing argument no matter which side of the debate you favor, Stone’s film manages to restock and bring a fresh voice to an old controversy. The documentary is well-made and articulately argued, although that doesn't mean it isn't going to have as many adversaries as champions.
  4. Reviewed by: Justin Lowe
    Jun 10, 2013
    The film’s restricted scope of analysis and limited selection of sources threatens to undermine its conclusions.
  5. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    Nov 7, 2013
    This film certainly chops up a few sacred cows. Could it be that the anti-wind brigade will have to make common cause with climate change scientists?
  6. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Jun 11, 2013
    The proceedings, no matter how logical their contentions, come off as merely one side of the debate.
  7. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Jun 11, 2013
    Why Stone also chooses to characterize those on his side as feeble-brained hippie protestors is a mystery, but in its attempts to debunk the feasibility of massive energy reduction, Pandora’s Promise at least brings some measure of rhetorical skill to its arguments.

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