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A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash

None June 9th, 2007

Reviewer's grade: B-


If skyrocketing prices at the gas pump haven't already darkened your mood, check out "A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash" "” and you'll be flat-out terrified. This Swiss-produced documentary sounds the alarm on the oil crisis, and if it occasionally indulges in doomsday theatrics (the musical score can be a bit much), filmmakers Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack lay out their case with clear-eyed urgency.


The world once had plenty of oil, but that supply long since has peaked. And the most promising regions left are among the most unstable places on the planet. You might know some of this already, but "Crude Awakening" gets its message across with flair and wit.


As one Texas woman tersely puts it here, "They're not making a lot of dinosaurs anymore."


"”Phil Bacharach

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