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Based on 17 Reviews
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  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The Last Mountain, more than anything, asks us to consider where our energy comes from, and how we can bring about changes that benefit all of us and the planet we live on. show more

  • 80
    James Greenberg The Hollywood Reporter

    The Last Mountain makes a powerful case against the coal mining industry in West Virginia. Films like this are largely preaching to the choir -- opponents are unlikely to go near it. But its importance cannot be underestimated. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A film like The Last Mountain fills me with restless anger. I have seen many documentaries like this, all telling versions of the same story. show more

  • 75
    Jennie Punter The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    For the most part he (Haney) lets the people and images of Coal River Valley speak for themselves – and that's what gives The Last Mountain its eloquent power. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The Last Mountain is that sort of movie, the sort that sends a Kennedy into the West Virginia wilderness to press for change. It's sincere. It's misguided. It feels like a stunt. show more

  • 63
    Andrew Schenker Slant Magazine

    Haney's movie is not great cinema, nor was meant to be, but as an introduction to one of the myriad dangers threatening our earth, it serves its cause well enough. And that, after all, is the whole point. show more

  • 38
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Appalachian mountains get blown up to extract coal in the documentary The Last Mountain, a film in which activists are at least as hot as the TNT. show more

  • 80
    Steve Ramos Boxoffice Magazine

    It's by the book advocacy docmaking at its best. show more

  • 60
    Nick Schager Time Out New York

    The director's righteous anger is less restrained than his conventional vérité aesthetics and less off-putting than his one-sided approach to the issues at hand - an advocacy for alternative wind-turbine energy is suspiciously sketchy - yet he smartly allows coal-exploiting bigwigs plenty of screen time to properly hang themselves. show more

  • 50
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    Provides lots of good information for newcomers to the cause. show more

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