Who Killed the Electric Car? Synopsis
Filmmaker Chris Paine examines the genesis and destruction of the EV-1 automobile.

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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Who Killed the Electric Car? makes you angry, and also sad, to live in a country where innovation could be contrived into an enemy.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The only question his movie doesn't ask is "What do you want your next car to run on?" That's up to you.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
A potent hybrid of passion and politics fuel this energetic and highly compelling documentary.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
As efficient and zippy as its subject.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
In a sad twist of technological birth and infanticide, General Motors - with assists from the oil industry, the Bush administration,...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A balanced examination of the reasons for the electric car's disappearance, reasons that include corporate collusion and greed,...
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Shaped just like the murder-mystery its title promises, the documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? introduces us to the victim, then...
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Paine doesn't hide his liberal mind-set, but he lets all sides - from GM suits to Ralph Nader - have their say. By the closing credits,...
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75

Premiere

By the end of the film, you actually come to mourn the passing of the EV1, a well-intentioned soul that was in the right place at the right...
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Who Killed the Electric Car?, a fascinating feature-length documentary by Chris Paine, opens with a mock funeral, then follows the...
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Rated PG | For brief mild language