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The End of the Line Reviews

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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.
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.
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 12, 2010
It's compelling viewing, and outlines the problem -- and the solution -- in minute detail.
May 6, 2010
Forget 2012. 2012. According to The End of the Line, the year right-minded folk should be dreading is 2048.
August 14, 2009
If the tone is occasionally off-putting, the message -- at least, the facts about the fish -- is harder to shrug off.
August 13, 2009
Informative and alarming, if a little dry in its singular message and barrage of statistics.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 7, 2009
With commendable clarity, it lays out the data.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
July 17, 2009
Plenty of fish in the sea? Time to learn a new adage.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
July 17, 2009
Another day, another film about environmental collapse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
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
July 6, 2009
..."Food, Inc." for fish.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 2, 2009
The End of the Line, an eco-mentary that warns against overfishing, baits its hook with alarmist rhetoric and aversion therapy.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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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