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Climate catastrophe? Normal solar activity? The end of civilization as we know it? Cool It is based upon the book of the same name and lectures by Bjorn Lomborg, the controversial author of The Skeptical Environmentalist. Acclaimed award-winning filmmaker Ondi Timoner travels the world with Lomborg exploring the real facts and true science of global warming and its impact. Lomborg is the founder of the economic think tank, Copenhagen Consensus, which brings together the world's leading economists to prioritize major global problems -- among them malaria, the lack of potable water and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%

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"Jam-packed but never disorienting, Cool It will definitely get your head spinning."
‑ Jennie Punter, Globe and Mail
"It's been five years since Gore warned us that we only have 10 years to fix global warming -- hey, Al, my apartment is near the Hudson River. Wanna bet it's still above water in 2015?"
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Instead of getting wrapped up in fads and jumping on bandwagon, Lomborg offers solutions to the problems facing the world."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"... a slick argument that is basically a subterfuge intended to promote a free-market absolutist approach to solving the global warming problem."
‑ Matt Kelemen, Las Vegas CityLife
"Cool It resonates, and gives one pause not just to consider the merits of the global warming question, but to consider the merits of all that we've decided to do about it, impending doom notwithstanding."
‑ Tim Cogshell, Boxoffice Magazine
"Blond, boyish and with an irrepressible faith in human adaptability, Mr. Lomborg is the anti-Gore."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Some of it sounds, quite frankly, nuts. And a few of Lomborg's enemies have said as much. But throwing tons of money at the problem with little result? That also sounds kind of crazy."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"That this documentary is solution-oriented rather than fear-oriented as so many recent ones...have been is itself a reason for touting it."
‑ Jay Antani, Cinema Writer
"Fascinating, but no more cinematic than an episode of 'Nova.'"
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Unfortunately, "Cool It," even with its better ideas, too often feels like just more talking."
‑ Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"It can be a little hard to digest so many ideas, especially in such rapid succession. The movie is never boring, but there may be some information overload for laymen in the audience."
‑ Randy Cordova, Arizona Republic
"By bringing in a diverse group of big thinkers to take part in a very animated, sometimes agitated, discussion, the filmmaker has succeeded in bringing what could have been a very dry mountain of data, theories and experimental research to vibrant life."
‑ Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
"Controversial, but hopeful global warming documentary."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
"No matter what your environmental politics are, the American-made documentary film Cool It leaves the viewer troubled, yet hungry for more information and debate."
‑ Bruce Kirkland, Jam! Movies
"[Bjorn] Lomborg is an affable and persuasive advocate ..."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
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