Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: David Parkinson
    Feb 25, 2013
    60
    A timely documentary that seeks to amuse and inform as much as alarm.
  2. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Dec 13, 2012
    70
    If we must talk trash, Mr. Irons - assisted by a scientist or two and Vangelis's doomy score - is an inspired choice of guide. Soothing and sensitive, his liquid gaze alighting on oozing landfills and belching incinerators, he moves through the film with a tragic dignity that belies his whimsical neckwear and jaunty hats.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Dec 13, 2012
    100
    Crucial viewing for realists and alarmists both.
  4. Reviewed by: Neil Young
    Dec 12, 2012
    70
    Fortunately this necessary infotainment pill boasts a highly effective sugar-coating thanks to the narration and on-camera presence of moonlighting co-producer Jeremy Irons.
  5. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Dec 12, 2012
    70
    The form is straightforward, if a little meandering, as is the message: We have to fix this.
  6. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    Dec 12, 2012
    60
    Presented and narrated with warmth and welcome moments of humor by thesp Jeremy Irons, often seen wearing a hat that looks salvaged from a recycling bin, the picture delivers a judicious mix of human interest and useful statistics that will make it accessible to middle-class audiences.

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