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2040 (2020)



Critic Consensus: With 2040, documentarian Damon Gameau entertainingly surveys possible solutions to the climate change crisis, offering an unusually optimistic way forward.

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Award-winning director Damon Gameau embarks on journey to explore what the future would look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them into the mainstream. Structured as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, Damon blends traditional documentary footage with dramatised sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board for his daughter and the planet.


Critic Reviews for 2040

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (8)

The status quo is unsustainable, and Gameau illustrates that transformative change is not only necessary, but possible.

June 6, 2020 | Full Review…

2040 points a practical, achievable path toward solutions, but its most important contribution is a sense that change is possible.

June 5, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Although 2040 can come across like a heavy-handed way of making its point, the film's heart and head are in the right place.

June 4, 2020 | Full Review…
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Although the odds of implementing all these ideas might seem steep, "2040" is a rare climate documentary with an optimistic message.

June 4, 2020 | Full Review…

Often there is something likable and practical about what Gameau is proposing.

November 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

You can't please everyone. Gameau is at least doing what he can to talk about some big problems, in an entertaining and accessible way.

May 22, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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