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The Raft blends archival footage with retrospective interviews to contextualize an incredible real-life experiment whose lessons remain acutely relevant. Read critic reviews

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In 1973, 11 people drift across the Atlantic as part of a scientific experiment.

Cast & Crew

Daniel Giménez Cacho
Narrator
Christopher Clements
Executive Producer
Julie Goldman
Executive Producer
Jesper Kurlandsky
Executive Producer
Måns Månsson
Cinematographer
Alexandra Strauss
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Hans Appelqvist
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Critic Reviews for The Raft

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (23) | Fresh (36) | Rotten (4)

  • The Raft remains a fascinating look into human relationships that's even more relevant in the wave of sensationalized television.

    March 24, 2020 | Full Review…
  • By constructing an alternative to this narrative and giving a voice to the wounded yet resilient people left in its wake, Lindeen brings empathy and perhaps something like justice to what would otherwise be nothing more than a sex raft.

    February 25, 2020 | Full Review…
  • This documentary is fascinating... It's really worth a watch.

    October 1, 2019 | Full Review…
  • [A]n enlightening documentary that shows how one man was driven mad by his quest for answers to the mysteries of human behavior.

    September 20, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • Blinded by his ego, acting like the captain of the Bounty, Genoves apparently never realized the experiment was valuable and was yielding interesting if surprising results.

    June 28, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Director Marcus Lindeen richly intersperses these staged interviews with archival footage filmed during the journey, as the documentary itself becomes an experiment in memory-making and revelation.

    June 17, 2019 | Full Review…

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