The Dust Bowl

  • Network: PBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 18, 2012
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Joanne Ostrow
    Nov 19, 2012
    60
    It would be naughty to call it dry. But the lack of personalities leaves the viewer groping for an angle. The overwhelming nature of the event begins to feel overwhelming on the couch, too.
  2. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Nov 19, 2012
    50
    It's in dire need of tighter editing, most of all. Yes, the images from the '30s are powerful, but after a while, their power is diminished by repetition.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Apr 28, 2013
    10
    It is difficult to believe that man can cause such a massive environmental disaster. Most people were in denial, then and now. Thank goodnessIt is difficult to believe that man can cause such a massive environmental disaster. Most people were in denial, then and now. Thank goodness for Ken Burns, and his unique ability to make a historic event extremely relevant to our times today. Full Review »