Crude Impact

A FILM BY James Wood

Ahead of us lie many more documentaries similar in tone and spirit to this one. We can hope that at least a few of them are as intelligently and artfully made.
-A.O Scott, New York Times
Crude Impact goes deep and expansive on the political, environmental, and cultural costs of American dependence on oil.
-Tasha Robinson, Chicago Tribune
Crude's moving testimony and careful documentation make it hard to turn away from this issue. It will certainly remain in your mind the next time you stop for gas.
-Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
Here'?s a powerhouse of a documentary that makes you feel mad as hell and unwilling to take it anymore.
-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
It's a David-and-Goliath tale, full of anger and disturbing accusation, but it's also inspiring.
-Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly


A powerful and timely exploration of the interconnection between human domination of the planet and the discovery and use of oil, CRUDE IMPACT exposes our deep-rooted dependency on the availability of fossil fuel energy and examines the dire implications of the pending threat of global peak oil.

Theatrical Release Date

Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary, Environment
Running Time: 90 min.
Year: 2007


James Wood