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Based on 8 Reviews
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  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Though Lorenz Knauer's film is as thoughtful as his subject - with a break for interviews with Pierce Brosnan and Goodall's fellow UN Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie - the study of chimps is given short shrift. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Overall, film hits the right tone, and its brief but fascinating glimpses into Goodall's private life distinguishes it from the many TV docs on the lady. show more

  • 50
    Joseph Jon Lanthier Slant Magazine

    Despite the fact that Goodall narrates the bulk of the material, there are scant details about her concrete contributions to animal and life science save for her observing of chimp-made tools. show more

  • 25
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Jane's Journey is an exceedingly graceful and dignified sleep aid. show more

  • 40
    Time Out New York

    Any analysis of her philanthropy or character is traded for blind idol worship; only intermittent footage of the subject interacting with the natural environments she hopes to save (hippo habitats, arctic snowscapes) manages to sidestep bland reverence. show more

  • 70
    Ronnie Scheib Variety

    A worshipful tribute to the life and work of Jane Goodall. show more

  • 60
    The New York Times

    Skimps on intellectual substance but skirts by on the lightly likable charm of its subject. show more

  • 50
    Village Voice

    Spectacularly photographed and journalistically lame, Jane's Journey blows a 105-minute kiss to Dr. Jane Goodall. show more

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