A Whale of a Tale

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Release date: Aug 17, 2018

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Local fishermen, international activists and an American journalist debate the hunting of whales and dolphins in the sleepy seaside town of Taiji, Japan.

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Critic Reviews for A Whale of a Tale

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (15) | Rotten (2)

  • Always interesting and informative...

    September 6, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Its cooler-heads heart is in the right place, but "A Whale of a Tale" is an unfortunately directionless, low-gear rebuttal that hardly ever stirs up emotions as effectively as "The Cove" did.

    August 23, 2018 | Full Review…
  • In Sasaki's unofficial but necessary sequel to The Cove, she aptly considers how both sides of a conflict believe they are doing the right thing.

    August 17, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • "A Whale of a Tale" is a rambling blend of complaint, tourism and straw-men arguments. What it's not is persuasive.

    August 16, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Together, these voices paint a complex picture of the clash between globalism and a fast-disappearing localism.

    August 15, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A Whale of a Tale delivers a thoughtful riposte to The Cove even while providing plenty of opportunity for those opposed to the practice of killing or capturing whales and dolphins to make their case.

    August 15, 2018 | Full Review…

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