• Released
  • October 21, 2011
  • (Limited 10/21)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 30 min
  • Documentary
Revenge of the Electric Car Synopsis
Filmmaker Chris Paine examines four entries in the race to make a viable electric car.
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75

Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
Revenge of the Electric Car, which details the resurgence of interest in the mass production of the battery car, is sometimes too slick for...
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Calvin Wilson
Lacks the urgency of "Who Killed the Electric Car?" But Paine's thorough knowledge of his subject, and engaging way with an interview, make...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
Given Paine's penchant for B-movie-sounding titles, let's hope he gets to make it a trilogy that concludes with The Electric Car Lives!
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
So Paine's 2006 doc has a happy sequel. His film is just as polished and good-looking as his first one, gives us a good look at automakers...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A curious thing about "Revenge" is that auto executives who might have been portrayed as villains in Paine's earlier documentary are...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Director-writer Chris Paine's upbeat follow-up to his controversial 2006 documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car" features a number of...
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mr. Paine's follow-up lacks the conspiratorial drama of its predecessor, which blamed the EV1's death on the oil industry and the auto...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The follow-up, Revenge of the Electric Car, arrives today and it's a lesser animal, more hopeful but also more complex and lacking the...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Feels more like a postscript than a probing, provocative documentary.
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25

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
This time the execs are lobbying us, yet the public grows increasingly furious as our tax dollars fund corporate welfare, bailouts and dumb...
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By million3boy
Great look into the future! Well done movie with good behind the scenes footage that keeps u entertained....

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Rated PG-13 | For Brief Strong Language