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January 19, 2018
Like so many women in pursuit of their studies, Goodall had to tolerate being studied herself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 28, 2017
It's most evocative as a memorable portrait of a woman, both in youth and late life, who always knew what she wanted - and who, in doing so, helped make the world a better place.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 20, 2017
Perhaps we've all been spoilt by 'Blue Planet', but that original footage doesn't feel strong enough stretched out over 90 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 10, 2017
Jane is Brett Morgen's gorgeous, convincing new documentary on Jane Goodall, the one-time ape watcher and current UN messenger of peace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 9, 2017
Goodall has left her mark on the world and this documentary ably and engagingly celebrates that legacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 2, 2017
Writer-director Brett Morgen makes the most of both the find and his still-living subject: image and story alike are packed with rich color and affecting detail.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 2, 2017
The film confronts not just the expected issue of environmentalism but also explores themes of survival, separation, loss, and death.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 26, 2017
For all the advancements that Goodall brought to our understanding of chimpanzees, the real lesson of "Jane" may be that it is connection - whether among humans or chimpanzees - that is the true measure of a species.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 26, 2017
Full of vivid greens and sun-backlit wildlife imagery, Van Lawick's shots are beautifully composed yet not too formal looking, thanks to the warm, grainy quality of 16-millimeter film. "Jane" looks like an old home movie directed by David Lean.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 26, 2017
Thanks to Goodall - then and now - "Jane" is a compelling movie, one that shows us not just more of the world, but also our place in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 20, 2017
We disagree on many things, but we can all agree on Jane Goodall.
October 20, 2017
Brett Morgen's documentary Jane brings Goodall's ineffable and incredible story to vivid life.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 20, 2017
Goodall dreamed of Africa, not domestic bliss. In one lovely shot, she stands barefoot in the rain veiled by a clear tarp wet with lacy droplets, a woman married to her ambitions.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 19, 2017
Meeting a chimpanzee's gaze, the pioneering researcher says she encountered "a thinking, reasoning personality." With "Jane," we see what she saw.
October 19, 2017
Whatever you know about Jane Goodall, there's more to learn from Jane, a gorgeous documentary devoted to the life of the famed primatologist and her life's work with chimpanzees.
October 18, 2017
"Jane" will delight those familiar with Ms. Goodall and provide a vibrant introduction for newcomers.
October 18, 2017
A scripted biopic may still happen someday, but Jane's candid portrait of her Gombe years arguably makes such a project redundant.
October 18, 2017
There are no loose ends or wasted time; everything builds to a rising crescendo that makes you feel like your heart is going to burst.
September 22, 2017
One of the best documentaries of the year so far.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 19, 2017
Goodall remains an unassuming character whose apparent rock-steadiness ... underlines the conviction of her hard-won knowledge.
September 15, 2017
"Jane" isn't just required viewing for fans of Goodall or animal lovers, but anyone seeking a classic in the making.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 11, 2017
This is a wondrous and moving account of a remarkable life that puts us right there with Goodall to share directly in her discoveries.