The Unforseen (2008) Add The Unforeseen to the catalog of artfully produced nonfiction films that show how humans are screwing up the planet. Here, the damage revolves around… 2008-02-29 Unrated PT94M Documentary The Cinema Guild
Movie Review

The Unforseen (2008)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
Robert Redford, The Unforeseen | DAMAGES Robert Redford ponders the earthly condition
DAMAGES Robert Redford ponders the earthly condition
EW's GRADE
B

Details Limited Release: Feb 29, 2008; Rated: Unrated; Length: 94 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: The Cinema Guild

Add The Unforeseen to the catalog of artfully produced nonfiction films that show how humans are screwing up the planet. Here, the damage revolves around Austin, where insensitive real estate development (with a thumb up from then governor George W. Bush) messed with community autonomy, water quality, and, oh, cosmic balance. Laura Dunn's heartfelt film is best when she lays out facts like a land surveyor — and squishiest when she loads on a surfeit of visual ''poetic'' commentary: shots of burbling springs, aban¬doned construction sites, and Robert Redford contemplating nature. B

Originally posted Feb 26, 2008 Published in issue #981 Mar 07, 2008 Order article reprints