GasLand (2010)

Can you imagine being able to light your tap water on fire? This is just one of the many shocking results due to the natural gas drilling boom which has swept the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology called hydraulic… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: September 15, 2010
DVD Release Date: December 14, 2010
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Trevor Johnston
Time Out

While the hushed tones of Fox's would-be naf commentary slightly grate after a while, his film's images, contrasting natural beauty with industrial horror show, are bracingly effective indeed.

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Katie Hewitt
Globe and Mail

It's not pretty, but it works for some. Gasland won a special jury prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

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Patrick Peters
Empire Magazine

Josh Fox puts a fresh spin on a well-drilled - if continually relevant - story.

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Christopher Kelly
Dallas Morning News

An exhaustive and eye-opening look at natural-gas drilling and its potential dangers.

Dan Jardine

A must-see documentary

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Philip French

Cheney, the great outdoorsman, nearly killed a friend while hunting. That was nothing, however, compared with what he's been doing to thousands of his fellow countrymen.

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Rob Nelson
Village Voice

With its jolting images of flammable tap water and chemically burned pets, New York theater-director-turned-documentarian Josh Fox's Sundance-feted shocker makes an irrefutable case against U.S. corporate "fracking."

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Zara Miller
Little White Lies

Gasland will no doubt spark the political debate it intends.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)

An absorbing, level-headed documentary exposing the way in which nothing is allowed to stand in the path of corporate greed.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Matthew Roe
We are all seriously fucked. That is all I have to say about this film that will should have bested all others at the 2011 Oscars for Best Documentary.… More
Everett Johnson
A documentary about natural gas drilling here in american and it's effects on the environment. Some scenes show people setting their tap water on fire.… More
Raymond Wieser
Scary and shocking, Gasland opened my eyes to the practise of Hydrolic Fracturing or "Fracking" and it's effects on the groundwater and on the… More
Jim Hunter
Stop reading this review. Go to your faucet and see if you can light your water on fire. Seriously - people in the U.S. can light their fucking water on fire!… More
danny d
if the ideas presented in fox's film are true, this is more of a horror film than a documentary. The only people strongly challenging the film's… More
John Ballantine
Yes, it is unfortunate that natural gas is being touted as a clean energy source as large parts of the water table become contaminated. However, if you see… More