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  • 4.0

    out of 100

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    An unusually poetic and meditative eco-themed documentary, Laura Dunn's The Unforeseen is as beautiful as it is ultimately depressing.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Add The Unforeseen to the catalog of artfully produced nonfiction films that show how humans are screwing up the planet.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    Making her first feature, Austin filmmaker Dunn no doubt included some unnecessary detours for star power's sake (like the inessential footage of Redford and Nelson). But it's ultimately the movie's glacial pace and willingness to let its mind and eye wander that produces its spiritual and intellectual heft--not to mention its atypical visual splendor.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Variety Robert Koehler

    Observing locally and thinking globally, Laura Dunn's astonishing debut doc feature The Unforeseen is the kind of transformative viewing experience that has made the current period a golden age for nonfiction film.

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