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Blackfish

DVD Verdict
20 November 2013
  • Excerpt: On February 24th, 2010, a SeaWorld trainer named Dawn Brancheau was killed by an orca named Tilikum. Though the ethics and safety of keeping killer whales in captivity had certainly been questioned in the past, the incident sparked a whole new wave of news stories and articles on the subject.
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Controversial documentary 'Blackfish' makes some shaky arguments

Las Vegas Weekly
7 August 2013
  • Excerpt: In the three decades since he was captured and turned into a performer at SeaWorld, an orca named Tilikum has been connected with the deaths of three people, two of them his own trainers. Blackfish , a documentary advocating the release of all large aquatic mammals, argues that such tragedies are the inevitable result of keeping a huge, migratory, predatory animal in a tiny enclosed space for its entire life.
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Overall 5
5.0

Blackfish

Film Guide
27 November 2013
  • Excerpt: A damning indictment of corporate greed in the context of the aquatic entertainment industry, Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s Blackfish is a documentary that most definitely beats its drum, though to a rhythm I suspect most viewers are already in synch with. Nobody* likes to see animals exploited and films that expose such behaviour (from faceless corporations no less!) are always going to elicit empathetic cries of “Nooooo!” from the incensed masses (myself included).
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Overall 8
8.0

Blackfish

Empire Online
22 September 2013
  • Conclusion: Impassioned and disturbing, this doc matches The Cove for marrying cool intellect with real fire.
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Overall 8
8.0

Blackfish

totalfilm.com
28 August 2013

Blackfish

filmkrant.nl
16 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Ze zijn populair als showdier omdat ze zo indrukwekkend en intelligent zijn. En juist daarom bouwt Blackfish een indringend betoog op tegen orka­shows.
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Overall 8
8.0

Blackfish (2013)

cinemagazine
12 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Met een maximumlengte van bijna tien meter, een gewicht van meerdere tonnen, een krachtig en indrukwekkend brein en een opvallend complex sociaal leven behoort de orka zonder twijfel tot de meest intrigerende en imposante leden van het dierenrijk. De vleesetende tandwalvissen trekken in familiegroepen door de wijde wereldzeeën en zijn door een dodelijke combinatie van kracht en intelligentie in staat om vrijwel elk dier in de oceaan te verschalken.
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Overall 8
8.0

Blackfish

Volkskrant
11 July 2013