Who Killed the Electric Car?
Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)

An investigation into the death and resurrection of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in our country's future.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 28, 2006
DVD Release Date: November 14, 2006
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A searing indictment of big business and greed, Who Killed The Electric Car? is a well-tuned doc that simultaneously entertains and enrages.

Rob Nelson
Village Voice

Another few of these squandered opportunities for art-house muckraking and we'll need someone to ask who killed the left-wing documentary.

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Andrew O'Hehir

It's liable to get people hopping mad, whether or not they buy Paine's overarching conspiracy theory.

Cole Smithey

The film shows how politicians on both sides of the isle conspired with oil companies and car manufacturers to rob our ecology of one of its most promising assets.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Chris Paine's documentary about General Motors' development and withdrawal of the innovative, environment-friendly EV1 automobile is bound to reverberate with anyone who's fallen in love with a product only to see it irrevocably yanked from the market.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

... an entertaining but sometimes disingenuous documentary ...

Christopher Campbell

Transcends its own awful construction by being a documentary, further supporting the idea that docs needn't be well made to be worthwhile.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Filmmaker Chris Paine's postmortem on the EV1s doesn't answer all our questions, but it is reasonably evenhanded and quite entertaining.

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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

An entertaining if slightly skewed documentary about the short life and early death of General Motors' EV1.

Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine

Given the shortsighted shenanigans engaged in by these corporate-oriented politicians and greedy captains of industry, is it any wonder that we'd end up mired in the Middle East to ensure the flow of oil? Who killed the electric car? The usual suspects.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Emily Armstrong
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James Alvarez
A really great documentary showing how money controls everything and how America is filled with zombies that buy what big business tells us to buy.
Megan S
I thought it was pretty interesting and well put together.
Nate Zoebl
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Michael Gildea
Who Killed the Electric Car starts off interesting but after about the first 20 minutes just generally keeps retreading the same 3 or 4 points. Martin… More
Ross Collins
A thoroughly entertaining documentary about California's adoption and later assassination of the electric car - it even made me want to buy a Saturn EV1.… More