The Last Mountain

The Last Mountain

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds 81%% approval rating based on 42 reviews, with an average rating of 7.1/10. On Metacritic, Sleepwalking holds a rank of 62 out of a 100 based on 17 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
On May 16, 2011, React to Film screened The Last Mountain at the SoHo House in Manhattan, NY and moderated a Q&A with producer Clara Bingham.
Andrew Schenker of Slant Magazine wrote that "The film fulfills its mandate, even if it indulges in a bit too much RFK Jr. veneration along the way".
Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly gave a film a score of "B" with a "?", saying for her reasoning that "The movie's power is undercut by the overemphasized presence of celebrity traveling environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr".
The A.V. Club's Sam Adams wrote that "[the film] effectively documents the horror show that is mountaintop-removal mining and the political maneuvering—much of it furthered by the Bush administration’s gutting of environmental legislation—that enables quick fixes while concealing the true cost of dirty energy".
According to Kyle Smith of the New York Post, the "Appalachian mountains get blown up to extract coal in the documentary The Last Mountain, a film in which activists are at least as hot as the TNT".
Jeannette Catsoulis of The New York Times had praised the director, saying that "If Mr. Haney sometimes struggles to find focus, he has no trouble locating heroes, including the doggedly energetic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and a slew of stalwart locals and fearless outsiders".
Following screening of The Last Mountain at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, James Greenberg of The Hollywood Reporter also praised the director saying that "[he] makes no bones about trying to be fair and balanced. The visuals and facts speak eloquently for themselves".
Variety's Robert Koehler also had positive reaction toward the film, writing "The coal industry receives a proper thumping in the righteously angry activist doc".

A coal mining corporation and a tiny community vie for the last great mountain in Appalachia in a battle for the future of energy that affects us all. See more on IMDb
Release date: 03 Jun 2011
Director: Bill Haney
Screenwriters: Bill Haney · Peter Rhodes
Music by: Claudio Ragazzi
Starring: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. · Maria Gunnoe · Bo Webb · Ed Wiley · Jennifer Hall-Massey
Narrated by: William Sadler


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    “In the tradition of great advocacy documentaries, "The Last Mountain" makes a powerful case against the coal mining industry in West Virginia.

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