• Released
  • March 1, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 2 hr 0 min
  • Documentary
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88

Boston Globe

By Loren King
Melding history, science, and up-to-the-minute urgency, A Fierce Green Fire is a clarion call that’s passionate and provocative.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet, adapted from the book by Philip Shabecoff, proves a worthy reminder of how much has been done to help heal our planet's ecological woes as well as how much remains to be achieved.
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40

The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
This distillation of Philip Shabecoff’s book doesn’t really capture the urgency and militancy promised in the title.
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40

Village Voice

There's no consistent narrative thread to carry the film from start to finish, and A Fierce Green Fire fails to open any singular intellectual or psychological point of investigation.
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38

Slant Magazine

The director avoids all manner of stylistics, opting instead for the formulaic doc trifecta of first-person interviews, archival material, and news footage.
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52 out of 100
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