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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.

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Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Blackfish (2013)

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

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 7 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Forget "The Conjuring," Blackfish may be the scariest movie around. show more

  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    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

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    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

  • 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.

  • December 21, 2013 djrggr
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    manipulative and dishonest. Only shows one side of the story. Eludes any objective information in lieu plying on people\'s emotions. Poor \"documentary\&************* it if you like to have your opinions formed by others in a dishonest manner.

  • November 16, 2013 rh00000000170900
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    Absolutely amazing film! Such an eye opener about Seaworld.

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