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Turtle: The Incredible Journey (2011)



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Turtle: The Incredible Journey is the story of a little loggerhead turtle, which follows in the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world. Born on a beach in Florida, she rides the Gulf Stream all the way to the frozen north and ultimately swims around the entire North Atlantic to Africa and back to the beach where she was born. But the odds are stacked against her; just one in 10,000 thousand turtles survive the journey. Along the way she faces many hazards, she loses her brothers and sisters in the Sargasso Sea, comes face to face with creatures of the deep and nearly dies at the hands of fishermen. A sunfish guides her to safety and a humpback whale shows her the way north. And when she finally reaches the frozen north, she sees the greatest celebration of life on the Earth; but she also discovers deep and powerful changes happening in the oceans - the ice is melting and sea levels are rising; it could halt the Gulf Stream, flood the turtle's birthing beaches and end a way of life. Then her calling comes, she must return home. Under a million stars, she crawls out of the sea to lay her own eggs and keep Turtle: The Incredible Journey alive. -- (C) Sea World Pictures

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A solitary long-distance traveler with prehistoric cachet, the loggerhead turtle makes a compelling subject for a nature film, as the spectacularly shot, aptly named Turtle: The Incredible Journey demonstrates, if at times too feverishly.

Full Review… | June 30, 2011
Los Angeles Times
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A smartly shot sea documentary delivers its ecological message but does suffer from an overly dramatic narration.

Full Review… | June 24, 2011
Hollywood Reporter
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Nick Stringer's documentary about the 25-year migratory cycle of loggerhead turtles has some remarkable underwater footage.

Full Review… | June 24, 2011
New York Post
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Without a disclaimer that explains what's real and not, how can viewers, including those who may already be skeptical about claims of environmental crises, trust that the whole thing hasn't been made up?

June 23, 2011
New York Times
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Visually resplendent.

Full Review… | June 23, 2011
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It's a bit long to be as kid friendly as this educational and visually striking film is meant to be. But it will give you a renewed appreciation for who these creatures are...

June 22, 2011
Orlando Sentinel
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Audience Reviews for Turtle: The Incredible Journey

the footage is amazing -- very beautiful. like another reviewer said, i wonder how on earth they were able to film all of that.

Courtney Kavanagh
Courtney Kavanagh

A nice little documentary about the life of a sea turtle. Learn a few things and for someone who doesn't have discovery they come in handy to watch from time to time.

Bill Regan
Bill Regan

Turtle's journey is less incredible and more just a reoccuring strung of near deaths created by manipulated directorial work by the director. The documentary focuses too much onall dangers a turtle faces to survival rather than anything of more depth about turtles and the hard journey they take from the beach to the ocean.

Zack Ford
Zack Ford

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