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Spaceship Earth (2020)

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Critic Consensus: Spaceship Earth achieves liftoff as an engaging behind-the-scenes record of an audacious experiment -- and settles into orbit as poignant proof of the power of a shared dream.

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Spaceship Earth is the true, stranger-than-fiction, adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth's ecosystem called BIOSPHERE 2. The experiment was a worldwide phenomenon, chronicling daily existence in the face of life threatening ecological disaster and a growing criticism that it was nothing more than a cult. The bizarre story is both a cautionary tale and a hopeful lesson of how a small group of dreamers can potentially reimagine a new world.

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How a hippie-utopian notion became a reality - and turned into an Icarus-like parable of how big business and activism aren't the best bedfellows.

May 20, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

[Wolf's] documentary lacks the personality and drama that Biosphere 2 also lacked, and central questions about basic human functions within the project are unmentioned.

May 18, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

"Spaceship Earth" is an interesting look at the origins of one Arizona's most interesting tourist attractions.

May 12, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It unspools rather slowly... It could have come together better.

May 11, 2020 | Full Review…

An impressive example of basic storytelling techniques refined for maximum impact, each element reinforcing and feeding off every other element, as in the enclosed ecosystem that it depicts.

May 8, 2020 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

[A] documentary as inspiring as it is flat-out bizarre.

May 8, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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