• Racing Extinction (2015)

Racing Extinction

Release Date: September 18th, 2015

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

Filmmaker Louie Psihoyos, along with activists, scientists and others, draws attention to mankind's role in a potential loss of at least half of the world's species.

Cast: Louie Psihoyos, Heather Dawn Rally, Charles Hambleton, Elizabeth Kolbert, Jane Goodall, Leilani Munter, Elon Musk

Director: Louie Psihoyos

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Oceanic Preservation Society

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Duane ByrgeThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film is a captivating, sobering look at the world’s endangered aquatic species, but it’s also a frightening revelation of what methane and carbon are doing to the ocean. show more

  • 90
    Jeannette CatsoulisThe New York Times

    It’s the film’s sounds that really wrench. If you’ve ever wondered what a breaking heart sounds like, it’s right here in the futile warble of the last male of a species of songbird, singing for a mate that will never come. show more

  • 100
    Joe NeumaierNew York Daily News

    If a documentary can be both alarming and oddly reassuring, it's the gripping splash of cold cinematic water Racing Extinction. show more

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Awards

Nominated Music (Original Song)