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Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
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  1. Reviewed by: Mark Holcomb
    Jun 5, 2012
    60
    Elicits the combination of rage and helplessness (and guilty wanderlust) unique to the genre with admirable thoroughness and balance.
  2. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Jun 8, 2012
    50
    A beautifully filmed and patiently explained assessment of a proposal to build five hydroelectric dams in the Patagonia region of Chile.
  3. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Jun 8, 2012
    50
    If viewers have any remaining doubts as to whether or not the dams are a good idea, the gorgeous shots of the threatened landscapes are bound to erase them.
  4. Reviewed by: Joseph Jon Lanthier
    Jun 5, 2012
    50
    Director Brian Lilla alternates between talking heads and animated graphics to elucidate first how dams work and, obligatorily, to put a human face on those who would be affected.
  5. Reviewed by: R. Emmet Sweeney
    Jun 5, 2012
    20
    Recent newspaper coverage will provide more context, and will take up 80 fewer minutes of your time.

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