A journalist's search for the fracking truth



Associated Press: “Film attacks fracking critics”

"Like a genial Michael Moore with an Irish accent, McAleer narrates his confrontations with fracking opponents. Though some of McAleer's questions are simplistic and leading, it's startling to see how some critics of fracking react. "Fox, himself a journalist, dodges McAleer's questions, hangs up on him and even uses his lawyers to try to have trailers for 'FrackNation' removed from YouTube and Vimeo." Read the full review.  Read More


National Review: “An Elegant Antidote to Media Misinformation”

"FrackNation is an elegant antidote to GasLand, and coincidentally to Matt Damon’s new Promised Land, the latter a 'clumsy crusade against fracking,'" Read the full review.Read More


The New York Times: “Well-researched…provocative…”

"If your only exposure to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking—the process of extracting natural gas from shale—has been Josh Fox’s alarming documentary, 'Gasland,' then 'FrackNation' would like your attention. Claiming that Mr. Fox’s chilling conclusions are misleading at best, Phelim McAleer and his fellow directors, Ann McElhinney and Magdalena Segieda, attempt to prove that shale gas just might be 'the miracle of the 21st century.'" Read the full review.Read More


Variety: “Briskly paced…mischievous pic…”

"Those nursing the suspicion that Hollywood politics are awash in knee-jerk liberalism may well have their cynicism validated by 'FrackNation,' a counterargument to the outcry over the natural-gas retrieval process known as 'fracking' recently explored in Gus Van Sant's feature 'Promised Land.' But the more thoughtful and politics-oriented auds targeted by this well-reasoned film from helmers Phelim McAleer, Ann McElhinney and Magdalena Segieda will find plenty to chew over,...Read More


New York Post: “Really frackin’ good doc”

  "If you get an Oscar nomination for fearmongering based on rumors and lies, what do you get for debunking the Oscar nominee? Nothing, probably, but Phelim McAleer, who in 'FrackNation' gleefully shreds assertions made in the anti-fracking documentary 'Gasland,' should be content to have struck a blow for truth." Read the full review.Read More