The Last Mountain Synopsis
A coal mining corporation and a tiny community vie for the last great mountain in Appalachia.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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Good message bad movie

By CrypticReview
The message depicted in the movie is good but the movie lacks any entertainment it is extremely boring and the movie lacks good taste it is not worth seeing If you are looking for a fun night out...

The Last Mountain

By phillnall
Very good documentary! Big business and greed are ruining America! It is time to wake up!!! This film will get you fired up!!!...

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By ValerieforPeace
I went to Logan, WV in 2004, just three years after Bush's policies that allowed mountaintop removal mining. I saw lots of devastation in the communities due to the run-off that flooded the homes of...

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Rated PG | For Some thematic material and brief language