Pandora's Promise
Pandora's Promise (2013)

In the next few decades, humankind will need to double, or even triple energy production as billions of people in the developing world lift themselves out of poverty and begin to live modern lives. Unless the source of this new energy is… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 12, 2013
DVD Release Date: June 23, 2014
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Cath Clarke
Time Out

Like so many campaigning docs this is much more interested in throwing darts at the other guys than giving us a balanced film.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

There's not much in the way of balance in this often bone-dry documentary about the bum rap nuclear power has gotten thanks to misinformed, if well-meaning, environmentalists and energy experts.

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Alan Laidlaw
The List

Pandora's Promise gives up enough information to tease the curiosity of doubting individuals but unfortunately as a piece of subversive, cogent filmmaking - it's a box of empty promises.

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Verne Gay

Intelligent, possibly important, definitely counterintuitive -- but needs more reporting and context.

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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

Documenting how five authors changed from anti- to pro-nuke energy stances, Stone is less persuasive at translating this logic into reality.

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Rich Cline

It's a shame so few people see documentaries, and that so few politicians pay them any attention, because this film has the power to change the way we think about nuclear energy.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The film's tone is boosterish, and the cursory treatment of the cost of a nuclear-based energy overhaul, or the viability of renewable energy, tends to arouse skepticism rather than allay it.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

In the end, its somewhat equivocal message - that nuclear power might just be the lesser of several evils - is more convincing than you'd think.

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David Jenkins
Little White Lies

Robert Stone's fascinating documentary makes a convincing case for a nuclear future.

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