Last Call at the Oasis
Last Call at the Oasis (2012)

The global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century. We can manage this problem, but only if we are willing to act now. Last Call at the Oasis is a powerful new documentary that shatters myths behind our most… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: May 4, 2012
DVD Release Date: November 13, 2012
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

It's one of the best in a recent array of cinematic docs looking at such hot topics as oil, water, food production, climate change, the economy and telling us, as scientist Jay Famiglietti so succinctly puts it in Yu's film, "We're screwed."

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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle

One can argue the movie's finer points, but in the end, there's no escaping its creeping pile-up of evidence that Mother Earth is critically dehydrated - and we need to do something, fast.

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Michelle da Silva
Georgia Straight

In director Jessica Yu's recent documentary, Last Call at the Oasis, audiences are reminded of our overconsumption of the world's most vital resource and how our decisions and actions have deadly consequences.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

Be assured, this thorough doc with its gorgeous opening sequence will sear a central message into your brain: think before you drink.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

Yu ends on a mildly optimistic note, but it's hard not to walk away convinced we're all in for a rather severe dry spell.

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

A thoughtful but over-stuffed documentary that grazes over a lot of big issues.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

"Last Call at the Oasis" represents nonfiction filmmaking at its most urgent, timely and stylistically smooth.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

Ms. Yu, who has directed scripted television episodes as well as documentaries, wraps a lot of bad news into a slick, informative, fast-moving package.

Simon Foster

As effective as Yu's film is in conveying its message, its true impact will best be measured in the next half decade.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
It cannot be stated enough that the water struggles of the world are not talked about as often as they should by the media. This documentary covers the water… More
Matthew Slaven
This underwhelming documentary does not live up to its title or marketing. Visually, Jessica Yu did a great job keeping us engaged, but the film lacks coherent… More
John Ballantine
Presents the issue of water from a good number of angles to expose a crisis with many different fronts to fight on. Although the attempt at hope at the end of… More