Parents' Guide to

An Inconvenient Truth

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Moving, earnest documentary on global warming.

Movie PG 2006 100 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 10+

Great messge for kids about our planet

Excellent information for kids about climate change. Let's hope this generation takes the information to heart and becomes good citizens of the planet.
age 10+

Awful Awful Awful movie

Did I mention how terrible this movie is? I have a degree in chemistry, and when I was at school my Environmental Chemistry class watched this movie to see a perfect example of the 'junk science' that is pervading the scientific community. Seriously people need to learn not to trust graphs that aren't labeled (hint you can make up whatever you want on those), and go do a google search of 'climategate' for the reality of what a farce and waste of time, effort, money, and resources 'global warming' really is (oh wait, I think the PC term today is 'climate change' since the temperature apparently hasn't been rising like they say)

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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The movie occasionally leans too hard on sentimental devices, as when Gore looks repeatedly out windows while his voiceover narrates his concerns over a receding natural world. A more awkward section has Gore explaining his decision to turn his energies to the environment, because, he says, his young son was nearly killed in a car accident; while the trauma and effects are surely moving, the black and white imagery and sad music feel more exploitative than explanatory.

Still, An Inconvenient Truth makes you think, especially about how you might have effects not only on your local environment -- recycling, reducing oil and electric consumption -- but also how you might become involved in more expansive projects, and consider yourself part of a broader, even worldwide community. That Al Gore provokes such thinking with what amounts to a lecture is no small feat.

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