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Based on 15 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 60
    Justin Lowe The Hollywood Reporter

    The film’s restricted scope of analysis and limited selection of sources threatens to undermine its conclusions. show more

  • 75
    Bill Stamets Chicago Sun-Times

    [This] timely documentary is less persuasive about translating logic into political and economic reality. show more

  • 63
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    Robert Stone directed the wonderful environmental movement history documentary “Earth Days,” and that earns him the benefit of the doubt for his latest, Pandora’s Promise. He needs that benefit, because what he sets out to do in 87 minutes is upend 50 years of green movement anti-nuclear power dogma. show more

  • 50
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Pandora’s Promise is less an exploration of the subject than a well-constructed sales pitch. show more

  • 60
    Peter Bradshaw The Guardian

    This film certainly chops up a few sacred cows. Could it be that the anti-wind brigade will have to make common cause with climate change scientists? show more

  • 60
    Tom Dawson Total Film

    The director paints a partisan picture, but offers an eloquent and effective challenge to orthodox eco-wisdom. show more

  • 40
    Time Out New York

    Why Stone also chooses to characterize those on his side as feeble-brained hippie protestors is a mystery, but in its attempts to debunk the feasibility of massive energy reduction, Pandora’s Promise at least brings some measure of rhetorical skill to its arguments. show more

  • 40
    Cath Clarke Time Out London

    Like so many campaigning doc-makers he’s much more interested in throwing darts at the other guys – the anti-nuclear brigade (who have better slogans: ‘Hell, no, we won't glow’) – than giving us a balanced film. show more

  • 67
    Austin Chronicle

    An amazing argument no matter which side of the debate you favor, Stone’s film manages to restock and bring a fresh voice to an old controversy. The documentary is well-made and articulately argued, although that doesn't mean it isn't going to have as many adversaries as champions. show more

  • 70
    John Anderson Variety

    Some parts of the film are drily academic, but much of it is quite beautiful and artfully put together by the director. show more

  • June 18, 2013 captnemojv
    Report This User

    I thought\" Pandora Promise\" was an excellent movie .It was fair well balanced.It challenges the current propaganda with factual information . I ******* took a few more minutes to discuss some of the more technical aspect of nuclear power but it was good . The energy of the future is electricity there will be a storage break through at some point be it battery\'s or fuel cell likes devices . The best cheapest most environmental friendly method to produce electricity is nuclear power . I think if it was not for the incorporate influence of big oil we would be living in an electric world today powered by nuclear energy .

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