H2Oil (2009)

While most Americans believe that the Middle East is the source of most of the world's oil, in fact Canada exports more oil to the United States than any other country, and the province of Alberta is home to one of the largest oil… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 8, 2009
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matthew Turner

H2Oil is a hard-hitting, if thoroughly depressing eco-documentary that demands to be seen.

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Xan Brooks

"It's the biggest unsustainable development on the planet," says one campaigner, indirectly explaining the need for three films that tell us that. Form and content in perfect harmony.

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Anton Bitel

While H2Oil undeniably addresses important environmental and economic issues, it might, in keeping with its subject, have been more, well, slick.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

It never distinguishes between its moving human stories and a general eco-activism, which does nothing much to sharpen their individual cases.

Patrick Peters
Empire Magazine

Walsh's documentary is shot with flair but its message and innovative touches just miss the mark.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

Sadly, the lacklustre expert testimonies and lengthy sequences of executive intransigence in the face of community indignation fail to grab the attention, rendering this a laudable but dull exposť of a growing environmental concern.

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Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)

The arguments propounded on behalf of the environment look faultless, but they could be distilled into a 10-minute video campaign rather than stretched beyond an hour.

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Curt C
[29th Atlantic Film Festival] A documentary on the pollution caused my collection oil from the tar sands in Alberta. Informative but dry.