Otter 501 (2012) - Rotten Tomatoes

Otter 501 (2012)

Otter 501 (2012)




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A storm grows, a sea otter pup is separated from her mother, and a young woman bound for adventure blows in to town. On a wild, windswept beach these lives collide and an entire species' survival gets personal. Offering a fresh take on the familiar nature documentary format, Otter 501 combines stunning natural history footage with clever, digital age storytelling. Through Katie's eyes you will see our playful pup, otter number 501, get an amazing second chance at life in the wild. As the two learn to navigate the opportunities and risks of life without anchor we see the incredible efforts people have undertaken to return sea otters from the brink of extinction. -- (C) Official Site
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Critic Reviews for Otter 501

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

You have to give the producers of "Otter 501" points for trying something different, even if it's not ultimately all that successful.

Full Review… | June 14, 2012
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

This ponderously paced mashup of painfully sincere drama and beautifully lensed documentary won't survive very long in the theatrical wilderness.

Full Review… | May 14, 2012
Top Critic

The stars of the film are so entertaining, the tricks seem superfluous. Sometimes all you need are otters.

Full Review… | May 10, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Informative, attractively produced animal documentary.

May 31, 2012
East Bay Express

Informative otter docu best for older animal-loving kids.

Full Review… | May 11, 2012
Common Sense Media

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