How to Blow Up a Pipeline is a movie one media outlet described as an “eco-terrorist thriller,” where the protagonists are the ones who are trying to blow up a pipeline. Respectable People are praising it, and the director even said that someone “who’s very high up in counterterrorism in the United States military” helped with the film.
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On Sep. 13, The Hollywood Reporter reported that movie distributor Neon acquired the “eco-terrorist thriller” from director Daniel Goldhaber after it had been featured at the Toronto International Film Festival. The movie is a fictional story based on Andreas Malm’s nonfiction book of the same name.
THR summarized the film as being about “a crew of young environmental activists who execute a daring mission to sabotage an oil pipeline.” It added that it’s a “part high-stakes heist, part radical exploration of direct action as climate activism.”
And while the author of that particular article didn’t offer much in the way of commentary on the movie, other people elsewhere did. And they have positive things to say about it.
Collider published, “‘How to Blow Up a Pipeline’ Review: Daniel Goldhaber’s Film Is a Magnificent Manifesto Adaptation,” on Sep. 13. And a Sep. 16 Vice headline proclaimed that, “‘How to Blow Up a Pipeline’ Is the Movie Everyone Needs to See Right Now.”
Meanwhile, Slash Film went with: “How To Blow Up A Pipeline Review: A Startling And White Knuckle-Inducing Visual Manifesto [TIFF].”
Twitter Blue Checks have had positive things to say about the film as well.
One wrote, “a very big hell f***ing yeah to the cast and crew of one of the best films i’ve seen in ages: HOW TO BLOW UP A PIPELINE.”
Another tweeted, “HOW TO BLOW UP A PIPELINE is the real s**t, easily the most exciting film I’ve seen for TIFF this year — bona fide thought-through revolutionary ideology packaged as a gratuitously entertaining capital-M Movie. Big glorious feature with Daniel Goldhaber coming on Monday.”
Edward Ongweso Jr. shared his thoughts writing, “I reviewed HOW TO BLOW UP A PIPELINE! The best movie I’ve seen this year, one of the best I’ve seen in a long time, a great adaptation of a great book. Both are calls to action that fill my chest with hope and I hope everyone who sees it feels the same!”