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100
Am I acting as an advocate in this review? Yes, I am. I believe that to be "impartial" and "balanced" on global warming means one must take a position like Gore's. There is no other view that can be defended.
100
Virtually everyone who sees this movie will be galvanized to do something about global warming -- and everyone should see this movie.
91
Entertainment Weekly
An Inconvenient Truth can't, of course, reveal a future that is still up to us, but by the time you're done watching, the real question is, Which way on God's green earth would you want to err?
88
Haunting and inspiring film.
88
Philadelphia Inquirer
A disarming, funny and animated Al Gore, once a robot among presidential candidates, proves himself a rock star among environmental activists.
88
Miami Herald
Despite its scary warnings, the film ends on an upbeat note, unless of course you happen to be Hillary Clinton's campaign manager.
75
Gore keeps us riveted by being charming, literate and profoundly persuasive on a topic that's scarier than anything in a dozen Japanese horror flicks. Vote Gore on this one.
75
Gore looks as energized and purposeful as Mother Earth looks sickly and mad as hell, which is no doubt why many commentators suggested it was less an environmental action statement than a test balloon for future political ambitions.
75
In an eco-horror show that politely masquerades as a documentary, the former vice president effectively warns of man-made cataclysm.
70
Wall Street Journal
The film succeeds powerfully, even though it's short on practical solutions, makes some questionable statements of fact and, given Gore's current ambiguous position in public life, requires a tighter focus on the message than on the messenger.
50
The Hollywood Reporter
The documentary is an act of political activism. Guggenheim and his politically conscious producers, Laurie David, Lawrence Bender and Scott Z. Burns, have no interest in either challenging Gore's viewpoint or giving opposing opinions equal time. The film is simply a conduit for Gore's message.

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