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Cane Toads: The Conquest Reviews

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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
September 13, 2012
The namesake of the wacky, yet substantial documentary "Cane Toads: The Conquest" is not a creature to be taken lightly, even if the film (and the audience) has plenty of fun at his expense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matthew Turner
October 1, 2011
Impressively directed, beautifully shot and quirkily irreverent, this is an entertaining, frequently fascinating documentary that manages to be both chilling and laugh-out-loud funny while delivering a serious ecological message.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
September 30, 2011
Honestly, you couldn't make it up.
Henry Barnes
September 29, 2011
It's director Mark Lewis's focus on this war's heroes that give his chirpy doc its bounce.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
September 29, 2011
The film is horrible, true (more or less) and often funny - dogs apparently get "highs" from licking the toads' backs - even if the subject no longer has quite its first, feral freshness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Glasby
Total Film
September 28, 2011
Mark Lewis' fascinating-if-niche documentary intersperses great 3D shots of these glistening, gobbling Jabbas with testimonies from boffins and crackpots.
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)
June 22, 2011
[Lewis'] art is all his own: no-one else shoots ugly amphibious imported pests in 3D quite like him.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Weaving
June 16, 2011
Updating his famous 1988 documentary, Mark Lewis takes a warm and quirky look at the people who love, hate, sell, study, kill or hug the famous cane toads that have now spread across the top end of the nation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
June 16, 2011
Debate if you must, but Cane Toads: The Conquest just might be one of the best feature-length wildlife documentaries ever made; it's certainly one of the most entertaining - and one that easily holds up to a second screening.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
June 3, 2011
Educational and entertaining, Cane Toads: The Conquest offers an impartial, multi-headed and often funny look at the takeover of the great southern land by slimy, four legged monsters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
June 2, 2011
While Lewis can rarely resist cracking a joke at the expense of the cane toad phenomenon, he is always careful to ensure that his film educates as it entertains.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Galvin
June 2, 2011
Conquest doesn't feel like it's nearly as much fun as its predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
June 1, 2011
It's all fine as far as it goes, but it doesn't go very far.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Fletcher
FILMINK (Australia)
May 31, 2011
Entertaining, eye-opening and irreverent, this doco's true genius lies in its ability to capture the humour of real Aussies affected by the cane toad.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
May 28, 2011
Where his first toad movie had the element of surprise, this sequel has the advantage of experience.
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
May 28, 2011
A fascinating look at the ubiquitous cane-toad, this entertaining documentary is informative, humorous and occasionally tragic as it traces its Australian origins and laments its future.
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