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Jane's Journey Reviews

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
September 23, 2011
Positivity has its limits in "Jane's Journey," a portrait of primatologist Jane Goodall that's long on adulation and short on spark.
| Original Score: 2/5
Brent Simon
Shockya.com
September 20, 2011
An awkward and generally unfocused mash-up of mixed perspectives and mission statements.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
September 16, 2011
Slow but insightful documentary about pioneering activist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
September 16, 2011
Now in her 70s, Goodall is still shy, with as much indefatigible energy as ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 16, 2011
You may have the feeling of being stuck at a nice old lady's house while she narrates a meandering slide show in slow, storybook tones.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Paul Brunick
New York Times
September 15, 2011
Skimps on intellectual substance but skirts by on the lightly likable charm of its subject, who appears throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 14, 2011
An engrossing portrait of the public and private lives of Jane Goodall; one of the Best Documentaries of 2011.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Andrew Schenker
Time Out
September 14, 2011
Any analysis of her philanthropy or character is traded for blind idol worship...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rob Nelson
Village Voice
September 13, 2011
Spectacularly photographed and journalistically lame...
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
September 11, 2011
Leads us through Jane Goodall's greatest hits with adulating talking heads and putatively inspiring, over-exposed eco-scapes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
August 16, 2011
Intriguing and inspirational, it's a beguiling film in every way.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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