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Blackfish

PG-13| 1 hr. 23 min.

Plot Summary
The story of Tilikum, a captive killer whale that has taken the lives of several people, underscores problems within the sea-park industry, man's relationship to nature, and how little has been learned about these highly intelligent mammals.

Cast: Tilikum , John Hargrove , Samantha Berg , Mark Simmons , Kim Ashdown , Dean Gomersall ,

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Blackfish (2013)

Release Date: July 19th, 2013|1 hr. 23 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 9 )
  • Forget "The Conjuring," Blackfish may be the scariest movie around. show more

  • For the most part, Cowperthwaite keeps the preachiness in check, letting the scientists, former SeaWorld trainers and other witnesses tell it as it is. Indeed, the scary training scenes - uniformly gripping - do most of the talking. show more

  • More persuasively still, Blackfish — an Indian name for orcas — argues against the very concept of quasiamusement parks like SeaWorld that turn giant creatures meant for the wild into hemmed-in, penned-up entertainers. show more

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  • August 16, 2015 SPAYMART CLINIC
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    It's disgusting and sad that people will always look to utilize animals as objects to use and abuse for the almighty dollar - dog fighting, puppy mills, zoos, animal acts, fur coats, hunting for fun, etc. All we can hope for is that the people who are currently abusing animals in horrible ways will be stopped (and punished) and in the future people will be more educated and compassionate. Until then, we'll continue to see this type of disgusting behavior. Makes me ashamed to be called "human".

  • February 15, 2015 ree
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    Couldn't look away....a must see.

  • December 28, 2013 pj00000000175688
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    I feel this film shows both sides of the story in that it details how many professionals were ignorant that they were torturing the whales in captivity. A number of people say as much in the film. Their honesty is inspiring and I am sure it was very difficult for them to admit they were wrong.

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