Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie
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David Suzuki, iconic Canadian scientist, educator, broadcaster and activist delivers a last lecture -- what he describes as a distillation of my life and thoughts, my legacy, what I want to say before I die. Filmed before a live audience, in front of a memory box of moving, distilled images, he articulates a core, urgent message: we have exhausted the limits of the biosphere and it is imperative that we re-think our relationship with the natural world. Suzuki looks unflinchingly at the strains on our interconnected web of life and out of our dire present circumstances, he offers up a blueprint for sustainability and survival. The film interweaves the lecture with scenes from the places and events in Suzuki's life. As such, the film is a biography of ideas forged by the major social, scientific, cultural and political events of the past 70 years.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 17
- Fresh: 14
- Rotten: 3
- Average Rating: 7.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Dr. Suzuki's upbeat tone is the spoonful of sugar that makes the bitter medicine go down.
Fresh: Although Suzuki's message that humans have exhausted the resources of the biosphere and need to rethink their relationship with the natural world may be a familiar one, it bears repeating.
Fresh: Engaging doc mixes passionate environmental arguments with a warm biographical portrait.
Rotten: [A] lavish, lovely and rather earnestly dull tribute of a movie.