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The 11th Hour (2008)

Leonardo DiCaprio , Thom Hartmann , Nadia Conners , Leila Conners Petersen  |  PG |  DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Thom Hartmann, Kenny Ausubel, James Woolsey, Wangari Maathai
  • Directors: Nadia Conners, Leila Conners Petersen
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: April 8, 2008
  • Run Time: 124 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005JPXA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,995 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The 11th Hour" on IMDb

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Leonardo DiCaprio narrates this look at our environment, timed for release around Earth Day. Bonuses: featurette. Promotion: A percentage of the profits will be donated to Global Green.

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115 of 125 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrifying, but also uplifting and motivating September 5, 2007
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This is a wonderful and important documentary. The film is full of terrifying images and fascinating interviews from some great minds. But, luckily, it does not spend too much time making its case about our destruction. After getting the viewer sufficiently terrified, the film shifts its focus to the causes of the problem. The film also inspires viewers to go out and make a difference (and tells them how).

Of course, comparisons will be made to An Inconvenient Truth, so I'll cover that too: it's clear that this project was always intended to be a film; it didn't begin as a PowerPoint presentation. It also doesn't waste time with a biography of it's narrator. But, most importantly, it's got a better mix of fear and inspiration; DiCaprio's film made me want to change the world.
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73 of 84 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH leaves off August 31, 2007
THIS IS NOT JUST ANOTHER GLOBAL WARMING FILM...so let's start there!
THIS IS NOT AL GORE,DEMOCRAT or REPUBLICAN...so let's say that!
THIS IS NOT A BASHING FILM...so there is no excuse for anyone to not see it!

Anyone who follows the current trends in weather patterns,global warming,greenhouse gases and has seen 2006's Oscar winning AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH will not be a stranger to a lot of the material presented in this expertly crafted semi-doc narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio.What sets this film apart from it's predecessor is that real concrete solutions are brought to us and a great deal of the film concerns itself with renewable energy possibilities that are quite encouraging and challenging.If you want to do something more than what you have already done, then this film is for you.If you are a skeptic,go see it anyway and maybe this time you might be convinced that something IS terribly array with The Earth.

Yes, I am as "green" as I have been able to be in the last year (which has done wonders for pocketbook and self esteem!). This film takes you even further. If the future life of this planet is of any concern to you, THE 11TH HOUR will give you hope and determination to do all that you can reasonably do in order to hold back the hands of time from striking 12!We are the generation that can do something great instead of the generation that sees our planet extinguish itself.

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT FILM.DO NOT MISS IT!5 STARS because it is a solid and excellently crafted film.(Forget it's DiCaprio if you don't care for him.This is not TITANIC...or is it?)
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43 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unfortunately no one saw this great film December 12, 2007
This film is leagues beyond the Al Gore film and does not have any politics riding it like a donkey either.

Is the planet warming? Yes. Is man the cause? Not 100% sure. Should we be way more responsible with the environment regardless? You better believe it!

This film is not just some scare tactic movie with charts and graphs guilting you into buying a hybrid car. This film brilliantly proposes a fundamental shift in humanities overall attitude and approach towards just about everything.

I could not help think of Star Trek and feel hopeful for our future provided we stop fighting, come together as one people and see ourselves as a single race of humans on a single planet rather than a bunch of disparate peoples arguing over semantics while inefficiency is the norm.

The future is now people. We can all change our ways almost effortlessly while saving ourselves money as well. Simple changes will collectively have a huge impact on the world and will send a powerful message to the business world that we want change for the better now.

I personally have a very small car and have switched my home to energy efficient light bulbs. I also now use my own bags in stores when I shop. This has saved me money with little expense up front.

No need to debate global warming. Making changes for the better is simply the right thing to do, and as stewards of this planet there is no time like the present.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Do we have "all the time in the world"? We never do. The clock is ticking, and so live well. In this profound assemblage of sweeping themes and smart people, we are reminded how lovely, how lovable, how tragic and how complicated life is now on Planet Earth. "The 11th Hour" transcends the genre of environmental movie; it takes on LIFE as we know it. It is a collage, spliced together to great effect with a fantastic soundtrack, an homage to the globe as we know it today, in 2007. It may be the best human document of the year -- and even of the decade (we'll see). "The 11th Hour" brings together threads that in so many other works remain disparate. Here, the collective tapestry is compelling, tying together plants, animals, biodiversity, food, population, immigration, migrations of all sorts, global climate change, pollution, politics, religious strife, war, conflict, the human will and the human spirit and what it will take to counter these challenges, to reverse the tide of dangers we face.

The selection of talking heads is stellar, and there are 55 interviewees cited in the credits, ranging from Stephen Hawking to Paul Hawken to Jerry Mander to Paul Anderson to Hermann Daly to one of my ultimate environmental heroes, David Suzuki, who, in my mind, provided several of the most evocative moments in the film.

Perhaps the talking heads are not household names, but this is not a film of, by and for nerds. It may be of and by nerds, but it really is for anyone who loves the planet and is looking to connect with the best minds and the best innovations in which we may realistically base some hope for improving things soon and in the near future.

Not all is gloom and doom in "The 11th Hour.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth watching
The narration is a bit longwinded, but overall has a great deal of useful information and insights for the unaware viewing public.
Published 10 days ago by PAMELA
3.0 out of 5 stars Not enough pathos
Lots of ethos and logos in this movie. Scientists talk and talk, giving convincing scientific explanations of global warming. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ornulf Kleven
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok movie
My professor in my science course told the class sto rent this film. The film is alright I'm not a big fan of science
Published 1 month ago by Lakeisha
5.0 out of 5 stars The 11th Hour should be seen by everyone, particularly those under the...
I believe that this is one of the most important works released in the 21st century. I believe that if we continue on our present course, in which we allow our global population... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Robert D. Evans
4.0 out of 5 stars Great documentary...but, a little too soft!
Well done documentary but, apparently did not have much of an impact. Since its release we have had the BP disaster in the Gulf Coast, and a tremendous increase in fracking of oil... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Joseph Boultenhouse
5.0 out of 5 stars Important movie to see
Sad that such a movie is reality but it is very well produced nevertheless. A serious topic facing all inhabitants of the globe whether aware of this situation or not it is... Read more
Published 1 month ago by L. Nelson
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful take on our demands for energy
This is an insightful documentary and joy to watch. It reflects mans ever increasing demands on our environment and the impact we are having on our world (or as one commentator put... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Keith Vaugh
4.0 out of 5 stars very good
very informative in an interesting way, and also part of the movies is very scary facts about the sustainability problem
Published 2 months ago by REDHA
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this Doc!
This is a fantastic display of how the human race is destroying our environment and the measures we must take to reverse the effects...
Published 2 months ago by Isaac Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars The 11th Hur
Excellent documentary on global warming and ways to fix it now.
Interesting tidbits from individual speakers. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Timothy K Burnham
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Naive and simpleminded documentray. No mention of human overpopulation.
I watched your Bartlett lecture video and was confirmed in my fears of our near future. Fantastic, clear and easily understood math. The mathematical expectation of Boulder's population increasing to L.A.'s in so short a time is mind blowing. But DiCaprio's movie and most of humanity is addicted... Read more
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