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The Whale

G In Theaters 09/9/2011 , 85min.
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Los Angeles Times
Thoughtful and moving, if often heavy-handed, The Whale follows the remarkable story of Luna and will appeal to animal lovers of all ages. Full Review
Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine
When considering the best voiceover artists in cinema history, Ryan Reynolds doesn't immediately come to mind as an especially dynamic one. Full Review
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
Parents should know that the ending makes the last moments of this family-friendly documentary as tough as "Bambi." But the lessons about friendship are gigantic, indeed. Full Review
Ronnie Scheib
When a baby orca strayed from its family pod near Puget Sound and showed up 200 miles away in Canada in 2001, it became the center of a long-running human drama by turns cute, inspirational, ludicrous and tragic, as documented in The Whale. Full Review
Todd McCarthy
The Hollywood Reporter
The Whale is a thoughtful, philosophical, political and ultimately sad documentary that ponders the impulses behind, and advisability of, intense interaction between human beings and another smart species. Full Review

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