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Jane's Journey (2011)

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Average Rating: 4.5/10
Critic Reviews: 6
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It would be hard to name anyone who has had more of an impact in the realm of animal research and wildlife conservation than Dr. Jane Goodall, Dame of the British Empire, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and UN Messenger of Peace. Dr. Goodall's pioneering study of wild chimpanzee behavior in Africa is legendary and continues today, more than 50 years later, under the auspices of her Institute. Jane's Journey is a portrait of the private person behind the world-famous icon. It is the

Unrated,

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Lorenz Knauer

Dec 27, 2011

$26.1k

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Positivity has its limits in "Jane's Journey," a portrait of primatologist Jane Goodall that's long on adulation and short on spark.

September 23, 2011 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Now in her 70s, Goodall is still shy, with as much indefatigible energy as ever.

September 16, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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You may have the feeling of being stuck at a nice old lady's house while she narrates a meandering slide show in slow, storybook tones.

September 16, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Post
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Skimps on intellectual substance but skirts by on the lightly likable charm of its subject, who appears throughout.

September 15, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Any analysis of her philanthropy or character is traded for blind idol worship...

September 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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Spectacularly photographed and journalistically lame...

September 13, 2011 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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An awkward and generally unfocused mash-up of mixed perspectives and mission statements.

September 20, 2011 Full Review Source: Shockya.com
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Slow but insightful documentary about pioneering activist.

September 16, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

An engrossing portrait of the public and private lives of Jane Goodall; one of the Best Documentaries of 2011.

September 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Leads us through Jane Goodall's greatest hits with adulating talking heads and putatively inspiring, over-exposed eco-scapes.

September 11, 2011 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Intriguing and inspirational, it's a beguiling film in every way.

August 16, 2011 Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate
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    1. Jane Goodall: I had to do something.
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    1. Jane Goodall: It's the young people who give me the most hope.
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