Cool It Publicity-seeking hyperbole to the contrary, this provocative hot-topic documentary by Ondi Timoner ( Dig! , We Live in Public ), positioned as a response to… Cool It Publicity-seeking hyperbole to the contrary, this provocative hot-topic documentary by Ondi Timoner ( Dig! , We Live in Public ), positioned as a response to… 2010-11-12 PG Documentary
Movie Review

Cool It (2010)

MPAA Rating: PG
Cool It | ICE MAN Bjorn Lomborg isn't so sure about global warming in Cool It
ICE MAN Bjorn Lomborg isn't so sure about global warming in Cool It
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Nov 12, 2010; Rated: PG; Genre: Documentary

Publicity-seeking hyperbole to the contrary, this provocative hot-topic documentary by Ondi Timoner (Dig!, We Live in Public), positioned as a response to An Inconvenient Truth, doesn't deny that global warming exists. Rather, based on the writings of the controversial Danish self-styled ''skeptical environmentalist'' Bjorn Lomborg, Cool It posits that the situation isn't as dire as Al Gore and his peeps declare. And furthermore, green-is-good solutions, including the cutting of carbon emissions and the screwing in of CFL lightbulbs, amount to little. The telegenic Lomborg is the on-camera ''star'' of the show, while his angry critics growl on cue. B-

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Originally posted Nov 10, 2010 Published in issue #1129 Nov 19, 2010 Order article reprints