The Ivory Game

Critics Consensus

Hard-hitting and ambitious to a fault, The Ivory Game serves as a fittingly urgent call to action against a looming threat against vulnerable wildlife and a fragile ecosystem.

81%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 21

74%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 385

Where to watch

Other Movies

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

The Ivory Game Videos

The Ivory Game Photos

Movie Info

Ivory is a prized status symbol for middle-class Chinese, and poachers in pursuit of white gold are slaughtering African elephants in record numbers. Filmmakers went under cover for 16 months, infiltrating and documenting the deep-rooted corruption at the heart of the global ivory trafficking crisis.

Cast

News & Interviews for The Ivory Game

Critic Reviews for The Ivory Game

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (17) | Rotten (4)

  • A documentary that plays with the gripping pacing and glossy production values of a suspenseful, international thriller.

    November 4, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • While more information on the animals and their ecosystems is needed, the stakes described here are immense, as is the sorrow over majestic creatures massacred only so that their tusks can be made into baubles.

    November 3, 2016 | Full Review…
  • The cameras avoid the goriest angles of the mutilated animals, but the horror is amplified as the film moves from the savannas of Kenya and Tanzania to display windows in Hong Kong showcasing carved ivory curios.

    November 3, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Granted, advocacy docs tend to be kind of dull, but this one tries way too hard to counteract that perception.

    November 3, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

    Mike D'Angelo

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • So The Ivory Game is often pushily compelling. If it settled down and trusted viewers, it would stand as a stronger documentary. But this is more a work of activism than journalism.

    November 1, 2016 | Full Review…
  • The you-are-there approach to tackling this subject means that The Ivory Game largely avoids lecturing its viewers; instead, the harrowing experience speaks for itself.

    November 1, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

    Eric Kohn

    indieWire
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Ivory Game

The Ivory Game Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides