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The history of our environmental undoing through the eyes of nine Americans whose work and actions launched the modern environmental movement.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

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"If you're feeling nostalgic for a time when the environmental movement was something everyone embraced, Robert Stone's Earth Days is bound to comfort -- and alarm."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"Earth Days captures those years when through sheer relentlessness, activists broke through to the public and put the mounting disaster at its doorstep."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"History of the environmental movement told by its activists is small in scope, but contains fascinating morsels that sustain interest."
‑ Sarah Sluis, Film Journal International
"Considering the environmental glass houses we've constructed around us, one comes away from Earth Days wondering if it's not past time for some bricks to be slung, metaphorical or otherwise."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"It's hard to watch this movie without feeling a little depressed and despondent about the future of mankind and its home."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Honoring the heroes of the environmental movement is clearly appropriate, but getting mired in nostalgia is a dirty shame."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"A surprisingly engaging ecodocumentary about the history of the American environmental movement from the Depression era up to the present."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"dynamic kaleidoscope of those heady days when revolution was palpable, and individuals really believed to the core of their being that they could change the world"
‑ Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews
"...mostly a celebration of gray eminences who are very satisfied with themselves."
‑ Sarah Boslaugh, Playback:stl
"A surprise of Earth Days is seeing Richard Nixon signing progressive eco-legislation and starting the Environmental Protection Agency."
‑ Gerald Peary, Boston Phoenix
"Yes, the future still looks grim and whales are hunted here as they are in all such films, but Stone spends most of his time tracking something positive -- the birth of the environmental movement in the '60s and '70s."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"These people, including Whole Earth catalog editor Stewart Brand and 87-year-old former Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall, are smart and interesting folks who are worth listening to."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"[A] bunch of planet-sized brains secure enough in their doomy conclusions to deliver essential information without being strident about it. If you're going to be talked at, this is the way to go."
‑ Andrew Wright, The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
"If the aim of Earth Days is to make viewers refall in love with the beauty of this tiny planet, then it succeeds."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"A surprisingly calm documentary about the history of American ecological activism. But it's good calm, not dead calm."
‑ Michael Sragow, Baltimore Sun
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