The Age of Stupid
The Age of Stupid (2009)

Oscar-nominated actor Pete Postlewaite stars in this cautionary look at our changing climate, and what could become of our world should we continue to ignore the warning signs and stop global warming while we still have the chance. The year… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 17, 2009
DVD Release Date: August 24, 2010
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ruth Hessey
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

So tightly constructed and dynamic you leave the cinema energised rather than terrified and depressed.

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Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International

An eye-opening look at individual contributions to global warming.

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Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

Communicates something of the massive global impact of our careless, though officially encouraged, consumption, even if Armstrong's outsized ambitions threaten to dissipate some of the movie's force.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Though this narrative device can feel a bit gimmicky and grandiose, it also provides a visual and emotional power that drives home this absorbing film's crucial cautionary message.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a run-of-the-mill documentary revolving around the impact that humanity's progressively bad decisions are having on the environment...

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Brian Duff
FILMINK (Australia)

By speaking directly to the disaffected and disinterested, its light tone successfully disguises an intent that could not be more serious or more urgent, which is no small feat.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

A frightening jeremiad about the effects of climate change.

Cole Smithey

Educational and inventive, the documentary speaks with a strong editorial voice from a backward-looking vantage point. It's a narrative device that proves most effective.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Does little more than enumerate the ills and evils of today's world in a cry of panic and accusation, regurgitating those images and messages that serve its cause.

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This passable documentary (one of many alike), presented partly as fiction and with many interviews, is not too consistent but offers some interesting material,… More
Walter M.
"The Age of Stupid" is a tragically uneven documentary about global warming that fails, but not for want of trying. It takes an intriguing approach… More
Ross Collins
The problem I have with these environmentalists is that they are hawking so much doom and gloom with all of their "the end is neigh" squawks that you… More
Leo L
An appealing film that centralizes on the catastrophic global alteration and the societal effects that contributed to its overall destruction. Pete Postlewaite… More
Gordon Anderson
Thought provoking at every turn, this eco-drama packs a powerful emotional as well as intellectual punch. Lays out the situation we are in and facing, in… More