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An Inconvenient Truth (2010)

Al Gore , Billy West , Davis Guggenheim  |  PG |  DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,301 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Al Gore, Billy West, George Bush, George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan
  • Directors: Davis Guggenheim
  • Producers: Davis Guggenheim, Diane Weyermann, Jeff Ivers, Jeff Skoll, Laurie Lennard
  • Format: Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: November 21, 2006
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,301 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000ICL3KG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,269 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "An Inconvenient Truth" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Commentary by director Davis Guggenheim
  • Commentary by producers Laurie David, Lawrence Bender, Scott Z. Burns, and Lesley Chilcott
  • "An Update with Former Vice-President Al Gore"
  • "The Making of An Inconvenient Truth"
  • Music video
  • Package made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials

Editorial Reviews

Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Al Gore's personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change in the most talked-about documentary of the year. An audience and critical favorite, An Inconvenient Truth makes the compelling case that global warming is real, man-made, and its effects will be cataclysmic if we don’t act now. Gore presents a wide array of facts and information in a thoughtful and compelling way: often humorous, frequently emotional, always fascinating. In the end, An Inconvenient Truth accomplishes what all great films should: it leaves the viewer shaken, involved and inspired.

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1,075 of 1,400 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Go See It. Go. Right Now. May 30, 2006
Ok, let me get this straight. They made a documentary about Al Gore giving a lecture? About global warming? Okay, I'm already asleep. Snore. Yawn. Why don't I just stay home and save the money I would spend to take a nap.

All kidding aside, if you know anything about Al Gore, you know this is a subject he is extremely committed to and passionate about. Very passionate. And after five years of some of the worst, most harmful environmental policy to ever come out of Washington, DC, there is no better time for "An Inconvenient Truth".

I know many consider Gore to be less than a captivating speaker. But in "An Inconvenient Truth" he comes across as a different man because he is so passionate and committed to the subject of global warming, he comes across as a different man. Informed, knowledgeable, conversational and persuasive, if he were like this during the election, there would be no Florida Recount in our history books. Okay, so that didn't happen. But the result is that Gore, much like Clinton and Carter, are trying to do something with their status to help better the world. Gore has long been an environmental advocate and it shows. He knows the facts inside and out; people have provided him with statistics, graphs, charts and more, and he uses them in this presentation.

As Gore states, he has given the lecture more than a thousand times around the globe. Because of this, he is extremely comfortable addressing large audiences, giving them a lot of scientific research to digest. Remarkably, he makes it easy to understand, pointing out key facts, walking us through some of the more difficult to understand ideas and problems. He also knows when the audience needs a break and interjects humor here and there.
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663 of 898 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring and captivating May 28, 2006
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When I was a child, people clapped at the end of movies -- we knew that the filmmakers wouldn't actually hear us, but we showed our appreciation nonetheless. Over the years, it seems that tradition has died out. I don't think I've heard anyone clap at the end of a movie for twenty-odd years. Until, that is, this afternoon.

The entire audience clapped at the end of "An Inconvenient Truth".

It is all too rare to see people act out of idealism and ethics. Those qualities shine throughout this film -- Al Gore has noticed a problem -- a BIG problem -- and he has learned about it, and is trying to solve it. The "news" media gives us little 15-second soundbites instead of news and arguments, believing that we, the American public, are too stupid to comprehend any non-trivial ideas. Gore, on the other hand, clearly has faith in us to UNDERSTAND, to do the right thing, and, above all, to CARE.

See it.
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29 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good presentation July 10, 2006
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"The Ice Caps are melting!! Sea levels will rise!!" Really? Such drivel shows a real lack of scientific understanding. Ice caps are after all, floating ice. Not a land mass. To see how water levels will rise try this little scientific experiment. Take a bowl. Fill it half full of water. Add a lot of ice cubes or a block of ice. Mark the level of the water once that is done. Let it melt. Note the water level has not risen because the ice melted. Duh!!

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Now, if that reviewer actually saw the movie, he would have seen the same experiment reinacted on the screen. The problem isn't the ice that's already in the oceans melting. The problem is, when that ice melts, the 'dam' or barrier to the land-based ice is removed and that land-based ice then flows into the ocean raising sea level.

Do the above experiment and then add a handfull of ice and watch the water level rise.

The facts that Mr. Gore presents are strong and well thought out. I do hope that people listen and collectivelly try to change. However, that won't be the case. People seem to need a disaster to incite action. The threat of terrorism was just as real before 9/11 as it was after, but it took that disaster to incite action and in some cases overreaction.

The movie is a great documentary even if you don't believe in the subject. It is well thought out, humorous in just the right places, and makes its point clearly. This film reinforces in my mind that entertainment can also be educational.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Will we take the time to be informed? January 9, 2007
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The environmental movement as it was previously known has been placed in the out of sight out of mind mentality. This film needs to be seen by all who want to be open minded enough to view the evidence and see for oneself what is or is not occuring. It is irresponsible to comment on global warming with conviction unless this film is included in ones basis of knowledge about the subject. Decide for yourself, see this side of history and you will be informed and make the choice that you feel is best!!!!! I am confident it will empower you to make the judgement of what will be our future.

Please put aside any previous notions about Al Gore/politics/activists and see the film for your information to decide what choices you will make about your future?
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1.0 out of 5 stars a hysterical take on truth
Some redeeming value - a lot of hype w/o presenting the "research" and "evidence" to prove it - Many items presented as "evidence" but only suggest the... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Renee Nutter
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
I was unable to watch this DVD as it was in the wrong format for the UK!!
Published 8 days ago by Alison
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent documentary
I thought this documentary was fascinating. This should be required for all high school and college students. Al Gore is a terrific speaker! Who knew?! Lol! Read more
Published 23 days ago by Janice Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 23 days ago by Dre Vega
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
I collect DVDs,I have over 3,500 and this is part of the collection
Published 25 days ago by R D F
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
True but boaring!
Published 26 days ago by Randy Lynch
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Eye opening for some
Published 28 days ago by SSy
5.0 out of 5 stars This should be viewed by every middle school student.
This should be viewed by every middle school student. Thank you Al Gore
Published 1 month ago by Sue
4.0 out of 5 stars Needs updating
This brillliant dvd is looking a little dated now. We have a lot, but a lot, more evidence now to back his thesis up.
Published 1 month ago by JolyonKay
5.0 out of 5 stars Engrossing documentary!
I bought this film to show to my film class. It did not fail to satisfy: educational and entertaining. Go Gore!
Published 1 month ago by Lonas Taylor
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How to become a guru like Al Gore.
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Al is not a scientist
Haha. You lost all credibility when you said "evolution" WITH the quotation remarks. I can actually picture you saying the word "evolution" while making bunny ears with your fingers. Good stuff.

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