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Cool It -- complete with its own slide show and witty graphics -- amounts to a devastating rebuttal to Gore-ism. Read full review
Jam-packed but never disorienting, Cool It will definitely get your head spinning. Read full review
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. Read full review
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. Read full review
The telegenic Lomborg is the on-camera "star" of the show, while his angry critics growl on cue. Read full review
It is at its best when examining alternative sources of energy and how their development has consistently been thwarted by the energy industry. Read full review
Cool It arrives having been labeled the anti-"An Inconvenient Truth." It is. But not in the philistinistic way you'd expect. Read full review
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. Read full review
Narrated by Lomborg, the movie uses lecture excerpts, clips of terrified schoolchildren and interviews with (mostly) like-minded scientists to get his points across. Read full review
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. Read full review
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