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Guy Reid

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About the Movie

Planetary is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call – a cross continental, cinematic journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. In a stunning visual exploration, the film interweaves imagery from NASA Apollo missions with visions of the Milky Way, Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas, and the cacophonous sounds of downtown Tokyo and Manhattan, with intimate interviews from renowned experts including astronauts Ron Garan and Mae Jemison (the first African American woman in space), celebrated environmentalist Bill McKibben, National Book Award winner Barry Lopez, anthropologist Wade Davis, to National Geographic Explorer Elizabeth Lindsey, and Head of the Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu school, the 17th Karmapa. PLANETARY asks us to rethink who we really are, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, each other and the world around us.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 8
  • Fresh: 3
  • Rotten: 5
  • Average Rating: 4.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A stunning cinematic picture book and worthy if somewhat overreaching lecture on the imperiled state of Mother Earth. – Dennis Harvey, Variety, May 1, 2015

Rotten: The experience grows numbingly monotonous and painfully sanctimonious. – Leslie Felperin, Guardian, Apr 16, 2015

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Customer Reviews

A Future Worth Considering

The film does not preach and is far from sanctimony, no matter what the critics may say. What I was left with is hope for a viable future if the majority of us can stop denying overwhelming evidence and let go of stories that no longer serve humanity as a whole. The good news is that the solution (a simple choice to take personal responsibility) already resides in each of us and always has. What our future on this planet will hold is really the question because the biosphere WILL win in the end, as it always has - for over 4 billion years and counting...


About 90% of it was preachy, looney, liberal nonsense not based in fact or science. Was a waste of time.

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