Revenge of the Electric Car
Revenge of the Electric Car (2011)

In 2006, thousands of new electric cars were purposely destroyed by the same car companies that built them. Today, less than 5 years later, the electric car is back... with a vengeance. In "Revenge of the Electric Car," director… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 21, 2011
DVD Release Date: January 24, 2012
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Calhoun
Time Out

The techie stuff is light and the mood mostly optimistic, which makes for a slightly bland experience.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

If you thought you'd never mist up at a nonfiction movie about plug-in autos, you're in for a surprise. This is a surprisingly emotional trip, and a very enjoyable one.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

It's a slick and reassuring follow-up, if a naggingly superficial one...

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Revenge of the Electric Car" lacks the urgency of "Who Killed the Electric Car?" But Paine's thorough knowledge of his subject, and engaging way with an interview, make the follow-up film a fun ride.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Once a muckraker, Paine now acts mostly as a cheerleader, and his slick new movie trades heavily in the sort of flattering CEO profiles that grace the covers of business magazines.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

It's an unexciting story, told in an excited manner...

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

As filmmaking goes, Paine's follow-up is a dud.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The first film was charged with drama. "Revenge" is somewhat anticlimactically charged with a wall plug.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)

A surprisingly optimistic progress report.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
While not having the blood, gore or mayhem one usually associates with a movie with 'revenge' in the title, "Revenge of the Electric Car" is… More
Dann Michalski
Revenge of the Electric Car is a rather pedantic documentary that stretches for material. The film follows the re-emergence of electric car technology in the… More