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Waste Land

Not Yet Rated In Theaters 10/29/2010 , 95min.
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Washington Post
Spend some time there, thanks to the documentary Waste Land, and you start to get the sense that, amid the trash, something really is blooming. Full Review
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
While we await the definitive documentary about the glut of garbage, Waste Land reduces this global catastrophe to touchingly human scale. Full Review
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
Overall, though, the project brings enough good into this rough corner of the world that viewers can walk out with honest cause to be hopeful for its inhabitants. Full Review
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
It probably would have helped if Walker (who credits two other codirectors) had chosen just one of those avenues for deeper study; her doc has a vertiginous way of feeling arty and ephemeral at one moment, humane and maybe too earthbound the next. Full Review
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
Happily, Waste Land, which is shot through with subtle ironies regarding the rich and the poor, could scarcely be a more resounding tribute to the transforming power of art. Full Review

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