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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A curious thing about "Revenge" is that auto executives who might have been portrayed as villains in Paine's earlier documentary are likable characters here. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Mr. Paine's follow-up lacks the conspiratorial drama of its predecessor, which blamed the EV1's death on the oil industry and the auto industry, tied as they were to the future of the internal combustion engine. But his new documentary is fascinating in its own right. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Feels more like a postscript than a probing, provocative documentary. show more

  • 70
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Director-writer Chris Paine's upbeat follow-up to his controversial 2006 documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car" features a number of colorful industry leaders in addition to cameos by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jon Favreau. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    So Paine's 2006 doc has a happy sequel. His film is just as polished and good-looking as his first one, gives us a good look at automakers we like, and is entertaining. But the first film was charged with drama. "Revenge" is somewhat anticlimactically charged with a wall plug. show more

  • 75
    Jennie Punter The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Given Paine's penchant for B-movie-sounding titles, let's hope he gets to make it a trilogy that concludes with The Electric Car Lives! show more

  • 75
    Chuck Bowen Slant Magazine

    Revenge of the Electric Car, which details the resurgence of interest in the mass production of the battery car, is sometimes too slick for its own good. show more

  • 75
    Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Lacks the urgency of "Who Killed the Electric Car?" But Paine's thorough knowledge of his subject, and engaging way with an interview, make the follow-up film a fun ride. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The follow-up, Revenge of the Electric Car, arrives today and it's a lesser animal, more hopeful but also more complex and lacking the focused urgency of the original. show more

  • 25
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    This time the execs are lobbying us, yet the public grows increasingly furious as our tax dollars fund corporate welfare, bailouts and dumb ideas like the $41,000 golf cart that is the Chevy Volt. show more

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