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The End of the Line Reviews

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Narelle Towie
Sunday Times (Australia)
May 17, 2010
This is a documentary that will change the way you think about seafood and give you the power of knowledge to make a change.
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
May 14, 2010
As the final credits roll you feel like you've been on an emotional rollercoaster -- the same as you might if you'd just watched a moderately successful Hollywood disaster movie.
Simon Foster
May 14, 2010
Revelations about the tonnes of wasted sealife caught and discarded annually and the destructive effects of practices such as bottom-trawling, are head-spinning in their immensity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
May 12, 2010
There are an irritating number of fish and ocean montages with plaintive music which makes the film longer than it need be, but there's no denying the impact of its content.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Annette Basile
FILMINK (Australia)
May 12, 2010
It's compelling viewing, and outlines the problem -- and the solution -- in minute detail.
Leigh Paatsch
Courier Mail (Australia)
May 6, 2010
Forget 2012. 2012. According to The End of the Line, the year right-minded folk should be dreading is 2048.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
August 14, 2009
If the tone is occasionally off-putting, the message -- at least, the facts about the fish -- is harder to shrug off.
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
August 13, 2009
Informative and alarming, if a little dry in its singular message and barrage of statistics.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 7, 2009
A gorgeously filmed cautionary tale about how industrial fishing is depriving little guys of their livelihood and depleting the once-vast supply.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
August 7, 2009
With commendable clarity, it lays out the data.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
July 23, 2009
This movie wants to cover every base without thinking very deeply about them. So while a lot of ground is covered in 80 brisk minutes, the information presented is only abstractly useful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
July 17, 2009
Plenty of fish in the sea? Time to learn a new adage.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jason Anderson
Toronto Star
July 17, 2009
It's hard not to feel that the vital information in The End of the Line may have been more effectively relayed by Clover's original book or by a movie whose methods were less pedantic and pedestrian.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
July 17, 2009
Another day, another film about environmental collapse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 16, 2009
The End of the Line documents what threatens to become an irreversible decline in aquatic populations within 40 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
July 13, 2009
As if we didn't already have enough signs of the impending apocalypse with which to contend.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
July 6, 2009
..."Food, Inc." for fish.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 2, 2009
The End of the Line, an eco-mentary that warns against overfishing, baits its hook with alarmist rhetoric and aversion therapy.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine
June 22, 2009
The exercise feels mass-produced and makes you think some books shouldn't be adapted unless given a new and fervent second wind.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
June 20, 2009
An illuminating, provocative and important wake-up call for everyone young and old.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.0/10
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