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The Island President

Rated PG for thematic elements, some violent content and smoking.

PG In Theaters 03/28/2012 , 101min.
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80%
Viewer score based on 2 ratings
72%
Critic score based on 14 reviews

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December 13, 2012
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Its sad that we will only realize that we are destroying our world when its too late...

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Boxoffice Magazine
A gripping new documentary that's essential viewing for anybody who believes that the impact of global warming is tomorrow's problem. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
The hope that infuses this movie makes it all the more upsetting to walk out of the theater and contemplate a looming disaster that the world's leaders seem unable to prevent. Full Review
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
Nasheed has traveled the world describing the Maldives as the Poland of global warming - meaning, of course, Poland in 1939. If his country cannot be saved from rising sea levels, he maintains, then there may be no saving Tokyo or Mumbai or New Orleans or New York. Full Review
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
The film successfully positions its point of view with the developing countries that suffer the most immediate consequences of global warming rather than the developed countries most responsible for climate change and from whose citizenry Jon Shenk's prospective audience is likely to be drawn. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
Jon Shenk's fascinating documentary feature The Island President personalizes the threat of global warming, and nationalizes it too, by focusing on Mohamed Nasheed, the former president of the Maldives. Full Review

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