• Released
  • December 14, 2012
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • Documentary
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Crucial viewing for realists and alarmists both.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

Fortunately this necessary infotainment pill boasts a highly effective sugar-coating thanks to the narration and on-camera presence of moonlighting co-producer Jeremy Irons.
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70

Village Voice

The form is straightforward, if a little meandering, as is the message: We have to fix this.
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70

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
If we must talk trash, Mr. Irons - assisted by a scientist or two and Vangelis's doomy score - is an inspired choice of guide. Soothing and sensitive, his liquid gaze alighting on oozing landfills and belching incinerators, he moves through the film with a tragic dignity that belies his whimsical neckwear and jaunty hats.
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60

Empire

By David Parkinson
A timely documentary that seeks to amuse and inform as much as alarm.
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60

Variety

By Leslie Felperin
Presented and narrated with warmth and welcome moments of humor by thesp Jeremy Irons, often seen wearing a hat that looks salvaged from a recycling bin, the picture delivers a judicious mix of human interest and useful statistics that will make it accessible to middle-class audiences.
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71 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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