• Released
  • November 12, 2010
  • (Limited 11/12, Expands 11/19)
  • PG , 1 hr 29 min
  • Documentary

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Cool It -- complete with its own slide show and witty graphics -- amounts to a devastating rebuttal to Gore-ism.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
Jam-packed but never disorienting, Cool It will definitely get your head spinning.
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By Mark Jenkins
To devotees of Al Gore's prophecy of a soon-to-be-parboiled Earth, "Skeptical Environmentalist" author Bjorn Lomborg is the devil. So what does an ecologically incorrect demon look like? Like an aging Danish surfer dude, it turns out.
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By Michelle Orange
Timoner attempts - with talking heads, travelogues, and a little alarmist flair of her own - to articulate Lomborg's central idea that not doing enough good might be the same as doing harm.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The telegenic Lomborg is the on-camera "star" of the show, while his angry critics growl on cue.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

It is at its best when examining alternative sources of energy and how their development has consistently been thwarted by the energy industry.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Cool It arrives having been labeled the anti-"An Inconvenient Truth." It is. But not in the philistinistic way you'd expect.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
While Lomborg is an engaging though sometimes smug subject, director Ondi Timoner allows a coterie of scientists to spend too much time puncturing Gore than propping up Lomborg - who comes off as charismatic and engaged but, ultimately, merely a contrarian.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Narrated by Lomborg, the movie uses lecture excerpts, clips of terrified schoolchildren and interviews with (mostly) like-minded scientists to get his points across.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Despite some interesting ideas, Cool It's conventional camerawork and unexceptional editing don't contribute much additional value to a package that's unlikely to alter Lomborg's outsider status.
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61 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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