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Based on 8 Reviews
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  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    A documentary with too much dead time between the arduous tasks at hand, never grabs a viewer because -- sad to say -- it's too dull. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    The Japanese whalers are clearly in violation of international law, but no government is willing to take action. That leaves it up to ragtag groups such as the Sea Shepherds to do their best to shut down the whalers. The planet owes them a big "thank you." show more

  • 60
    S. James Snyder Time Out New York

    These ragtag rebels exude an infectious determination, and while director Dan Stone fails in the adrenaline department, he succeeds in bringing home a memorable portrait of resilience. show more

  • 90
    Village Voice

    By turns stupendously beautiful and grimly terrifying, and best appreciated in a movie theater. show more

  • 90
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    This strikingly humane film may function as a prequel to Animal Planet’s “Whale Wars” but is light years ahead in visual clarity and narrative ambition. show more

  • 80
    Andrew O'Hehir

    The summer season's most surprising and thought-provoking documentary. show more

  • 70

    A nonfiction pirate movie that tickles one’s inner eco-radical. show more

  • 67
    Scott Tobias The A.V. Club

    Plays like an extended episode of "Deadliest Catch" with eco-warriors as the stars--in fact, the Animal Planet show "Whale Wars," now in its second season, follows Sea Shepherd’s exploits--and it’s frequently a rousing adventure. show more

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