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  • Summary: 50 % of the worldâ
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: David DeWitt
    Oct 17, 2013
    70
    If the result sometimes feels like a sedate lecture, the global journey strongly enlivens the lesson; it’s fascinating how alike and how different cities can be, and more fascinating to imagine what they may become.
  2. 63
    The Human Scale uses plenty of globe-hopping examples to make up for what it sometimes lacks in depth.
  3. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Oct 21, 2013
    60
    If Dalsgaard’s advocacy of Gehl’s utopian vision largely ignores the socioeconomic forces arrayed against it, the film should nevertheless enthuse pedestrians, bike riders and public-space proponents everywhere.
  4. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Oct 31, 2013
    60
    writer-director Andreas M. Dalsgaard takes such a low-key approach to presenting the film's vital, potentially involving topic that viewers may find themselves more inspired to take a snooze than a stroll.
  5. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Oct 21, 2013
    50
    Handsome and weighty-feeling but less substantial than it seems.
  6. Reviewed by: Kelvin Henely
    Oct 16, 2013
    38
    While there's no doubt that a city's walkability is important, the film would have benefitted from either stats or testimonials in favor of its central premise.
  7. Reviewed by: Daphne Howland
    Oct 15, 2013
    30
    The Human Scale lacks both the punch needed to appeal to the layperson and the deep wonkiness to gain the attention of true geeks of the built environment.

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