• Cool It (2010)

Cool It

Release Date: November 12th, 2010

DVD Release Date: March 29th, 2011

PG |1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary

Widely known as "the skeptical environmentalist," Danish scientist and gadfly Bjorn Lomborg has been vilified for his views on climate change. In this documentary, a companion to his book of the same name, Lomborg expounds on his opinion that the earth is not facing an imminent environmental catastrophe, contrary to the prevailing opinion of the scientific community. The filmmakers follow him as he travels the planet sharing his views in a series of interviews and lectures.

Cast: Hashem Akbari, Bjørn Lomborg, Joe Barton, Ed Begley Jr., John Boehner, Larry David, Leonardo DiCaprio, David Duchovny

Director: Ondi Timoner

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: 1019 Entertainment, Interloper Films

Keywords: Spirited, Amusing, 2010s, Sacrifice, Fascinating

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Michelle OrangeMovieline

    Timoner attempts - with talking heads, travelogues, and a little alarmist flair of her own - to articulate Lomborg's central idea that not doing enough good might be the same as doing harm. show more

  • 70
    Mark JenkinsNPR

    To devotees of Al Gore's prophecy of a soon-to-be-parboiled Earth, "Skeptical Environmentalist" author Bjorn Lomborg is the devil. So what does an ecologically incorrect demon look like? Like an aging Danish surfer dude, it turns out. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Despite some interesting ideas, Cool It's conventional camerawork and unexceptional editing don't contribute much additional value to a package that's unlikely to alter Lomborg's outsider status. show more

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