The Cove


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Hayden Panettiere Photo
Hayden Panettiere as Herself: Whateman Foundation / Save the Whales
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Isabel Lucas as Herself: Whateman Foundation / Save the Whales
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774.53 MB
English 2.0
24 fps
1 hr 32 min
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English 2.0
24 fps
1 hr 32 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by lastliberal9 / 10

They are self-aware like humans are self-aware.

Winning almost every award it was nominated for, including the Sundance Audience Award, this film tells the tale of dolphin abuse throughout the world, but especially in Japan.

If you love dolphins, as I do, this film will bring tears to your eyes. You will find all those dolphins you love are not happy. You will find out what happens to the thousands that are not selected by dolphinariums. You will find out the extreme measures Japan takes to make sure you never see this film.

But, due to the incredible work of some dedicated individuals, you are seeing what happens in The Cove.

It is not an easy film to watch. I had to pause it and leave the house several times during the film. But anyone who cares about these creatures must watch it.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca9 / 10

Guerrilla film-making at its finest

THE COVE is a documentary that goes hand in hand with the excellent BLACKFISH in exploring mankind's inhumanity to the creatures of the sea. The focus of this Oscar-winning feature-length effort is on a single cove in Taiji, Japan, where thousands of dolphins are slaughtered every year in order to supply dolphin meat to the markets.

You can easily see why this film won all the plaudits: it's so very well constructed. There's a fine mix of interview footage, of background material, of archive material, and of some actual guerrilla-style filmmaking footage of those involved sneaking into the forbidden cove to set up covert filming apparatus. When we finally do see what's been taking place in the cove, right at the climax, it's as shocking and deeply disturbing as you'd expect.

Did I enjoy watching THE COVE? No, you can't enjoy something like this, not really. Am I glad I watched it? Yes. Is it thoroughly depressing? Yes. Does it reveal more about how the world works? Yes. And that's the point. Ethical concerns aside, this is an almost perfectly-constructed documentary, one that shocks, saddens, and makes you appreciate those who continue to fight the fight to this day.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle8 / 10

eye opening

Ric O'Barry shows Louie Psihoyos and the Oceanic Preservation Society the dolphin slaughter happening in Taiji, Japan. At first, he seems like a paranoid nut but just because he's paranoid doesn't make it untrue. He's followed and harassed by the fishermen and local police. Ric was the original trainer of dolphins starting with five dolphins on the TV show Flipper. It led to a world-wide trade of live dolphins in shows like in Sea World. After one of his beloved dolphins committed suicide, he goes on the long road to end the industry that he invented. The movie shows the international gamesmanship by the Japanese at the International Whaling Commission, the toxic levels of mercury in dolphin meat, and the difficulty of spreading the word especially in Japan. The OPS with help tries to surreptitiously film the slaughter in the hidden cove. This is an eye opening documentary. It's quite effective as a movie. As for its results, this is more of a step more than a revolution. Another film Blackfish is able to make bigger and more effective change. Trying to change Japan continues to run into a brick wall.

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