88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The Last Mountain, more than anything, asks us to consider where our energy comes from, and how we can bring about changes that benefit all of us and the planet we live on.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By James Greenberg
The Last Mountain makes a powerful case against the coal mining industry in West Virginia. Films like this are largely preaching to the choir -- opponents are unlikely to go near it. But its importance cannot be underestimated.
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80

Boxoffice Magazine

By Steve Ramos
It's by the book advocacy docmaking at its best.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
For the most part he (Haney) lets the people and images of Coal River Valley speak for themselves – and that's what gives The Last Mountain its eloquent power.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A film like The Last Mountain fills me with restless anger. I have seen many documentaries like this, all telling versions of the same story.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The movie's power is undercut by the overemphasized presence of celebrity traveling environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
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63

Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
Haney's movie is not great cinema, nor was meant to be, but as an introduction to one of the myriad dangers threatening our earth, it serves its cause well enough. And that, after all, is the whole point.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The Last Mountain is that sort of movie, the sort that sends a Kennedy into the West Virginia wilderness to press for change. It's sincere. It's misguided. It feels like a stunt.
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60

Time Out New York

By Nick Schager
The director's righteous anger is less restrained than his conventional vérité aesthetics and less off-putting than his one-sided approach to the issues at hand - an advocacy for alternative wind-turbine energy is suspiciously sketchy - yet he smartly allows coal-exploiting bigwigs plenty of screen time to properly hang themselves.
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38

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Appalachian mountains get blown up to extract coal in the documentary The Last Mountain, a film in which activists are at least as hot as the TNT.
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62 out of 100
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