The doc is ultimately a dry endeavor that feels closer in spirit to an Afterschool Special than a full-blooded movie.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
In trying to cover all these topics, Hall casts too wide a net.
| Original Score: 2/4
Just providing information, like a list of helpful websites and apps in the closing credits, isn't enough.
| Original Score: C
The Global Catch may be one-sided in its argument, but it's a persuasive one -- and the next time you eat sushi, you may think twice about ordering bluefin.
Unlike the recent Jiro Dreams of Sushi, it doesn't inspire conflicting feelings of guilt and hunger -- it's nearly devoid of fish fetishism.
[Its] kaleidoscopic meticulousness proves comprehensive without ever feeling tedious, an especially impressive feat considering how quickly it becomes message-oriented.
The film's arguments about sustainability are convincing and hard to shake. And, the movie suggests, you - the sushi eater - can help: Crave it and enjoy it, but eat sushi responsibly.
| Original Score: 3/5
It isn't all bad news in a doc suggesting sustainability and culinary pleasure aren't mutually exclusive.
A look at the worldwide sushi industry with emphasis on how overfishing of Bluefish tuna could wipe out the species in five years.
| Original Score: B
Engaging, informative and mercifully non-frantic documentary about the exploding global appetite for sushi and how such popularity threatens coveted blue fin tuna and the ocean's ecosystem.