Turtle: The Incredible Journey

2011

Turtle: The Incredible Journey

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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.

    Jun 30, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • A smartly shot sea documentary delivers its ecological message but does suffer from an overly dramatic narration.

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

    Jun 24, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • 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?

    Jun 23, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/5
  • Visually resplendent.

    Jun 23, 2011

    Justin Chang

    Variety
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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...

    Jun 22, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4

Audience Reviews for Turtle: The Incredible Journey

  • Mar 20, 2012
    I want to know how they were able to film all of that!! It was incredible to see this part of nature that you would have no chance of seeing otherwise.
    Sarah P Super Reviewer
  • Jun 21, 2011
    Majestic doc follows the perilous life's journey of a single loggerhead turtle, from birth to the birth of its own children. A tad melodramatic at times, and it's hard to escape the feeling that certain scenes were staged (a close encounter with fishermen is esp. suspicious), not to mention the implausibility of following 1 turtle for 21 years, but it's hard to deny the awe-inspiring qualities of nature's power.
    Matthew L Super Reviewer

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