Plastic Planet
Plastic Planet (2011)

We live in the age of plastic. It's cheap and practical, and it's everywhere - even in our blood. But is it a danger to us? The plastic industry annually generates hundreds of billions of dollars. Every industrial sector in the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 14, 2011
DVD Release Date: April 12, 2011
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Sniffing and licking as he goes, and pausing to rub his face vigorously with bioplastics, the director favors a peripatetic style that staves off boredom but is frustratingly shallow.

Jennifer Merin

You must see this beautifully filmed cautionary tour of plastic-glutted landfills, plastic-strewn deserts and into human arteries where plastic beads compete with platelets for space.

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Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic

Plastic Planet isn't a particularly distinguished film, but it delivers a worthwhile message.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Disturbing, cautionary documentary that will make you rethink the products with which you surround yourself.

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Cole Smithey

[VIDEO] "Plastic Planet" is an informative and entertaining documentary that builds its case logically, without making pedantic judgments. This lively documentary might help the planet.

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Christopher Campbell

[Boote] is somewhere between [Michael] Moore's obnoxious antagonist ... and Ross McElwee's ancestral investigator

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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice

A must-see for anyone even remotely interested in the staggering health costs of plastic to humans and the planet itself.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Both humorous and horrifying, this documentary drives home the point that we are dying from our own materiality.

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Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

Jumping breathlessly from one short segment to another, jetting from one corner of the world to another, the director aims to make up in breadth what he sacrifices in depth.

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