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Blackfish Reviews

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October 20, 2017
... a startling, disturbing, moving portrait of the male orca known as Tilikum, who currently resides at SeaWorld Orlando.
September 5, 2017
Forcing killer whales to wave a fin at audiences from their watery jail cell is an inherent immorality that is brought thrashing to the surface in this documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 9, 2017
You won't forget Cowperthwaite's documentary, and you shouldn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 5, 2016
The product of Gabriela's research-alongside co-writer Eli B. Despres-is the riveting documentary Blackfish.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 18, 2016
Must be seen by audiences, and should be mandatory for wildlife lovers and advocates, so we can prevent another corrupt organization like Seaworld from ever rising to prominence again.
March 27, 2015
Really great documentaries are like zeitgeist napalm; and Blackfish carries the torch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 8, 2014
For all it's artistic shortcomings, though, I really hope that this movie is able to instigate some kind of change in the way we treat orcas, or at least how we think about them.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 21, 2014
Powerful, heartbreaking, disturbing doc about captive orcas.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 5, 2014
Perhaps the documentary form does have the potential to effect sweeping social change. Only time will tell.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 1, 2014
Blackfish delivers ominous chills not because it documents orca whale attacks, but because it makes a clear, strong case that the attacks are of humankind's making. It's more Frankenstein than Jaws.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
January 1, 2014
Plainly, it's an advocacy film. And it's a brilliant one -- nail-biting, upsetting, maddening and at times even uplifting,
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 1, 2014
Save the whale? After watching this documentary about the mistreatment of killer whales, you'll never mock that sentiment again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2014
If you're not moved and angered by what you see in Blackfish, your heart is made of harder stuff than mine.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 1, 2014
Gabriela Cowperthwaite's new documentary Blackfish is a searing indictment of the entire killer whale-as-entertainment industry.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 1, 2014
A troubling exposé of Sea World's hazardous entertainment trade.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2014
Blackfish is a heartbreaking documentary, forensically constructed by Gabriella Cowperthwaite, about the extreme psychological distress of killer whales kept in captivity and used to entertain crowds at venues such as SeaWorld in Orlando.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2014
Blackfish makes an especially strong case for the innate marvel of these animals: that they are smart, social, communicative and loving.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 30, 2013
'Blackfish' proves in our pseudo-reality, entertainment-hungry world that the art of documenting is not lost. Docs can still create change - and for SeaWorld, the perception of the theme park is forever changed.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 30, 2013
Expõe nossa cegueira para o fato de que o que julgávamos um show era basicamente uma cruel, imperdoável e longa tortura.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 9, 2013
An absolutely heartbreaking documentary...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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