August 22nd, 2013
The cinema release of Blackfish has proved a huge success - from SeaWorlds sudden reaction causing a global press storm, to Pixar deciding to change the ending of their upcoming Finding Nemo sequel - the film has caused a whirlwind of reactions and comments on the film's subject Tilikum. The film is now available in the UK and Ireland on DVD and iTunes!
Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature’s extraordinary nature, the species’ cruel treatment in captivity, the lives and losses of the trainers and the pressures brought to bear by the mulit-billion dollar sea-park industry.
Here are just a select few of the amazing press review for the film:
The Mirror ★★★★★ "Expertly crafted, A must-see."
The Guardian ★★★★ "As gripping as a serial killer thriller"
The Daily Mail ★★★★ "Gripping and devastating"
The Times ★★★★ "The compulsion of a detective story, layered with horror and compassion"
The Indendent ★★★★ "Save the whale? After watching, you'll never mock that sentiment again."
The Daily Express ★★★★ "A harrowing and eye-opening documentary"
The Sun ★★★★ "Compelling"
The Metro ★★★★ "An inherent immorality is brought thrashing to the surface"
The Sunday Telegraph ★★★★ "A heartbreaking documentary, forensically constructed"