Thursday, April 24, 2008

The 11th Hour Review

This is, in every conceivable way, a far inferior film to An Inconvenient Truth. While I agree with everything DiCaprio hopes to show here, the film itself is not very effective. Composed of 'talking heads' interspersed with nature and pollution footage it just isn't very watchable. I also question the credibility of many of the experts here, CEOs of environmental companies don't scream unbiased opinions to me. The three most effective talking heads here are the ones with the most general worldwide credibility: Mikhail Gorbachev, Stephen Hawking and former CIA Director R. James Woolsey. The film's most effective segment is in the last third when the focus moves to options to improve the environment, alleviate waste and suggestions for movement towards alternative energy sources. It's a great message, it's just not a very good movie.

Overall Score: 4/10

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