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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.

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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fan reviews ( 8 )
  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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.

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