The Last Mountain
The Last Mountain (2011)

Bill Haney's ecological documentary The Last Mountain traces the horrific ecological fallout from the practice of mountain-top removal that has been employed throughout West Virginia. The filmmakers show how local communities, with the… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: June 3, 2011
DVD Release Date: November 1, 2011
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

[A] thoughtful and elegantly made documentary.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

When you see a 91-year-old woman in a flag-draped wheelchair arrested for daring to challenge Massey's policies at the governor's office, you can't help but feel you're witnessing an American tragedy.

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

trenchant, impassioned

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

The picture is as grim as the wasteland that remains after the "mountain top removal" process undertaken by coal companies to reveal the rich seams of coals that lie underneath.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

The coal industry's tactics are appalling. But to a lesser extent so is this.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

You can't look at those manmade scars and not feel your blood boil, and that anger flows throughout Bill Haney's fiery documentary "The Last Mountain."

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Paul de Barros
Seattle Times

The film presents a devastatingly airtight, dramatic argument.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A film like "The Last Mountain" fills me with restless anger.

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

The coal mining industry has a lot to answer for.

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Documentary on the environmental effects of mountaintop removal coal mining in Coal Mountain, West Virgina. The mountaintop removal process has little to… More
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"The Last Mountain" is an insightful and well-photographed documentary, especially in its opening shot of a pristine wilderness followed closely by a… More