CollapseThe film delves into what led Michael Ruppert, a police officer turned independent reporter, to foresee the financial crisis, as well as his grim worldview, which envisions more economic disasters.Genre: DocumentaryCountry: United StatesDuration: 82 minQuality: HDRelease: 2009IMDb: 7.7
Actors of "Collapse"
Directors of "Collapse"Chris SmithBirthdate: 1970
Creators of "Collapse"Michael RuppertBirthdate: 3 February 1951, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Critic Reviews of "Collapse"Washington PostDecember 11, 2009
Ruppert unexpectedly breaks down, weeping openly for the lost future of humanity, and at that moment I was startled at how bad I felt for him -- and how nervous I was, suddenly, that this contemporary Cassandra might just be right.Toronto StarDecember 11, 2009
It's only when he starts to weep for the future of a population that won't heed his warnings that Ruppert shows his humanity. It's made him abandon his cause and quit writing.Chicago Sun-TimesDecember 10, 2009
There is controversy over Ruppert, and he has many critics. But one simple fact at the center of his argument is obviously true, and it terrifies me.San Francisco ChronicleDecember 04, 2009
Collapse will leave you shaken about the future of the planet, and saddened about the shattered life of the messenger.Los Angeles TimesNovember 13, 2009
Collapse" is a grueling peek at a doomsday prophet's rigorous mind but in a sly way also a compassionate look at the strain Ruppert endures from knowing he has only ever been right.London Evening StandardOctober 06, 2010
If he's even half right, the world our children and grandchildren will inherit doesn't bear thinking about.Total FilmSeptember 30, 2010
Unearths the flawed humanity behind the apocalyptic theorising.GuardianSeptember 30, 2010
Chris Smith's documentary centres on a long and disquieting interview with Michael Ruppert, a radical American activist on a mission to expose the "peak oil" cover-up...Little White LiesSeptember 30, 2010
Smith treats Ruppert both as exhibit and patient, and he comes across as an angry yet compassionate man, secure in his convictions but lost in his emotions.Radio TimesSeptember 30, 2010
There are clear parallels with former US vice-president Al Gore's arguments in An Inconvenient Truth, only Smith's film makes less use of showbiz-style graphics.
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