A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant — as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion. Rated PG (1 hr 47 min)
New York Magazine
For those of us who need no convincing of the truth of man-made climate change, but find the problem too paralyzingly abstract, Gore’s workmanlike methods are both fascinating, encouraging, and, yes, even a little exciting.
There’s more doom and gloom – but also hope for meaningful change – to be found in Al Gore’s followup to his Oscar-blessed 2006 doc that sounded the alarm about global warming.
Unlike so many advocacy documentaries, this one lets the other side speak its piece. It also reminds viewers of the single biggest change since “Truth”: how much better organized and entrenched climate deniers have become.
San Francisco Chronicle
Just as raw information, this is interesting stuff, and it’s amplified by Gore’s delivery, a unique mix of self-deprecating folksiness, geekiness and evangelical zeal.