RAMZY REVIEWS: "National Geographic's 'Before The Flood' with Leonardo DiCaprio"


National Geographic’s climate-change documentary Before The Flood, produced by and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, has reached more than 30 million viewers worldwide who watched at least a portion of the program across linear, digital, streaming and social platforms. That is the largest sampling for a documentary in the world since 2000, and the largest ever for a National Geographic Film, according to the company. Before The Flood also has had the highest average of minutes viewed for a NatGeo film. The documentary benefited from being the most broadly distributed program the network has ever released.

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Directed by Fisher Stevens for producers including Jennifer Davisson, Brett Ratner and James Packer and executive producer Martin Scorsese, the film had multi-platform support through a rollout that began with a limited theatrical release in New York, Los Angeles and London, followed by global television debut Sunday on Nat Geo channels in 171 countries and 45 languages. It also has been made available through November 6 for free on digital and streaming platforms — Natgeotv.com, VOD/Video On Demand (through MVPD set-top boxes), MVPD Sites and Apps, Nat Geo TV Apps (iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, Roku, Android phones, Xbox One and 360, Samsung Connected TVs), iTunes, Hulu, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Sony PlayStation and GooglePlay — as part of the network’s continued commitment to covering climate change, said Courteney Monroe, CEO, National Geographic Global Networks. [source]

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First and foremost, this is just a great documentary all throughout. It's presented wonderfully, DiCaprio is a terrific narrator, it has some pretty astounding and at times--haunting shots, and saying that the message of the movie is crucial and powerful is an almost criminal understatement. Big props to Leo for putting in so much work into making sure that this gets made and goes out there because constant education about the subject matter really is essential, specially at this point in time. This is probably the most important message of our generation being delivered by one of its greatest actors.
Global Warming is real. And it's a problem. Leo helped make this happen to spread the word. If you don't want your children or grandchildren, or the human race, to be screwed then we must do something. This is a definite must-watch. And after finishing the movie, I found myself possessing quite a high level of hope. It does look like we are all headed in the right direction, but the current issue right about now is, if we're making fast enough progress to get there. So that extra push is definitely necessary. It takes individual change and political pressure to change our current course. Every step, no matter how little, absolutely counts.


This needs to be seen and shared with as many people as possible. Please do find the time to watch the full documentary above and help spread the word.


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  1. I WILL WATCH.. For sure!! Caps lock jud. Hehehehe. I admire Leo (FC lang) for being a big part of this documentary and for being an advocate of this environmental cause. It's good that he's really using his influence to reach wider audience and spread awareness. I just wish more and more people would exert more effort to support this and really take action, not just watch the docu and share.

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  2. This is interesting. I add this on my watch list. -Jay

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  3. I already heard great reviews about this and definitely I will add this on my list. I like how he is vocal about climate change and the environment. :)

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  4. I'm happy to see celebrities using their fame and influence for the greater good. This is really relevant. All of us are affected. I've heard about this because Leo was on some shows talking about this documentary. And it is great that it is getting good reviews.

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  5. People should be more and more aware of what's happening with our environment. We need to do more to reduce our impact on Mother Nature. ;)

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  6. Yes please. We've already started taking beef off of our diets. No to hamburgers. :(

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  7. Global warming was never a problem but accelerated global warming is. We should be thankful global warming happened that ended the previous ice age but due to increased human intervention with the CO2 levels in the atmosphere, I bet this would even change the cycle between glacial periods. After the climax of this global warming, the next ice age is just around the corner!

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  8. Such a great actor with a great advocacy to the world. I would love to share this as many as I can. People should know be aware of all this!

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  9. Just watched it and whew, it is interesting but upsetting at the same time. Upsetting because a lot of people still don't believe in global warming even when evidence is everywhere. :(

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  10. I am not into movies. But upon reading this blog it seems that this is an interesting movie :) Let me watch :)

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  11. This is scary and must watch jud. Will look for a copy and find time (huhuhu) to watch.

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  12. This is a good advocacy! I will find time to watch the full documentary (😭😭😭) and spread the news. It's really good to know also that there are few celebrities who really cared and use their influence to reach wider audiences.

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  13. Let's build an arc! The world is changing but I also believe that humans are so resilient that they can find a way to adapt or even thrive. It could be scary but our desire to progress in technology is actually part of the problem. We want our cars, our mobiles, our laptops, our movies, and even our good food. Those are part of the problem. It is not really that simple.

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  14. I really admire Leo for playing a big role in this. Yes, global warming is really a serious problem that we are all facing today and even way back before when I was still young. I hope that people will take it earnestly.

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