Pandora's Promise


Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15

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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: Ben Kenigsberg
    Jun 12, 2013
    The most counterintuitive enviro-doc of the year, Pandora’s Promise makes the case that nuclear power may be the closest thing Earth has to a sustainable, realistic supply of energy.
  5. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Jun 14, 2013
    In the end, its somewhat equivocal message — that nuclear power might just be the lesser of several evils — is more convincing than you’d think.
  6. 63
    Robert Stone directed the wonderful environmental movement history documentary “Earth Days,” and that earns him the benefit of the doubt for his latest, Pandora’s Promise. He needs that benefit, because what he sets out to do in 87 minutes is upend 50 years of green movement anti-nuclear power dogma.

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