• The Whale (2011)

The Whale

Release Date: September 9th, 2011

DVD Release Date: December 4th, 2012

G |1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

After becoming separated from his pod, a young orca adopts residents of Vancouver Island's Nootka Sound as his surrogate family.

Cast: Ryan Reynolds

Director: Suzanne Chisholm , Michael Parfit

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Téléfilm Canada

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Mike ScottNew Orleans Times-Picayune

    What most saw as entirely charming behavior others saw as a nuisance. After all, a playful whale has a way of unwittingly damaging rudders and outriggers and outboard motors and such. Worse, wildlife officials saw Luna's behavior as potentially dangerous, for the people he encountered -- and for the whale himself. show more

  • 63
    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. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe 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. show more

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