Earth Days
Earth Days (2009)

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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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 14, 2009
DVD Release Date: April 20, 2010
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This engaging and well-organized eco-doc maps the successes and failures of the American environmental movement, thanks to sharp interviews and remarkable archive footage.

John Hartl
Seattle Times

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.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Earth Days captures those years when through sheer relentlessness, activists broke through to the public and put the mounting disaster at its doorstep.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

Earth Days is indicative of some of the most troubling aspects of any movement started and run by humans, namely hubris, ego, self-righteousness and bombast, etc. This is not to say you shouldn't go and see the film.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Honoring the heroes of the environmental movement is clearly appropriate, but getting mired in nostalgia is a dirty shame.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

A surprisingly engaging ecodocumentary about the history of the American environmental movement from the Depression era up to the present.

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Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International

History of the environmental movement told by its activists is small in scope, but contains fascinating morsels that sustain interest.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

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.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

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

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