The Unforeseen Synopsis
Filmmaker Laura Dunn examines the effect of suburban sprawl in and around Austin, Texas.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Dunn's elegant, full-length debut presents a frightening and powerful argument against the kind of reckless, profit-driven land development...
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100

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
One of the most extraordinary accomplishments in recent American nonfiction filmmaking. It hits hard as to facts, and opens its eyes to...
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90

Variety

By Robert Koehler
Observing locally and thinking globally, Laura Dunn's astonishing debut doc feature The Unforeseen is the kind of transformative viewing...
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80

Film Threat

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Dunn does an incredible job of condensing this extremely complex battle into a story that is simple and understandable, as well as...
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80

Village Voice

Making her first feature, Austin filmmaker Dunn no doubt included some unnecessary detours for star power's sake (like the inessential...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
What's unforeseen in Unforeseen, a superior documentary by Laura Dunn, are the consequences of a certain mind-set about mankind's...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Add The Unforeseen to the catalog of artfully produced nonfiction films that show how humans are screwing up the planet.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
An unusually poetic and meditative eco-themed documentary, Laura Dunn's The Unforeseen is as beautiful as it is ultimately depressing.
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67

Austin Chronicle

The result is an expansive and ambivalent testament to human ingenuity, human intransigence, and nature’s endangered yet enduring power to...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The film's case against overdevelopment needs to be, and could be, aggressive, airtight. It should play to the unconverted. Instead, The...
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