Ghost Fleet Reviews

July 3, 2019
It'd be useful to have more information on what happens to fish after they're caught and how people might avoid buying it.
June 26, 2019
Ghost Fleet is an important document to remember the next time you sit down to a seafood meal.
June 14, 2019
Alas, it's another heroic and remarkable story undone by muddled and middling moviemaking.
June 12, 2019
By tackling their stories - and what they've endured - head on, it makes its point, leaving a bad taste in your mouth about that discounted tuna at your neighborhood supermarket.
June 8, 2019
It sounds like the latest release from Blumhouse Productions, but the documentary from filmmakers Shannon Service and Jeffrey Waldron is more frightening than any fabricated specter as the underbelly of Thailand's seafood trade is exposed.
June 7, 2019
Being so single-mindedly focused on human suffering, the doc fails to dive deeper into the environmental consequences, the political stances of the countries where these activities occur, or even the intricacies of the Thai judicial system.
June 6, 2019
"Ghost Fleet" hits its marks as advocacy, but editing might have put more emphasis on the individual men, added further detail about the illicit networks or tracked Tungpuchayakul's journey in a more focused and suspenseful manner.
February 21, 2019
Kudos to Service and Waldron for their worthy efforts in bringing both a vile practice and an indispensable organization to public attention, but "Ghost Fleet" should not be considered the last word on either.
November 30, 2018
Service and Waldron film many of their interviews in extreme close-up, slightly out of frame ... to show the warped, off-kilter remains of what were once fully functional beings.
September 17, 2018
Waldron shoots it like a lustrous nightmare - this is one of the best-looking docs I've seen since Danfung Dennis's Hell And Back Again.
September 14, 2018
Ghost Fleet has a patience and a length that allow it to bring more of a human story to the fore, and as a result reminds everyone that to balance human rights and prosperity is most challenging and indispensable.
September 12, 2018
A chilling account of modern-day slavery.
September 10, 2018
Hard to harp on a film of such sincerely good intentions, but a more rigorous approach could do the issue more justice.