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The Cove

HD   14A Closed Captioning

Louie Psihoyos

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About the Movie

In this pulse-pounding eco-thriller, a crack team of divers, activists and special effects experts infiltrate a secret cove in Japan to expose one of history's most shocking and unimaginable crimes against nature. Winner of the Audience Award at this year's Sundance Film Festival.


Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 125
  • Fresh: 118
  • Rotten: 7
  • Average Rating: 8.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: As the subject of a documentary, this grim enterprise distinctly lacks the warm and fuzzy appeal of The March of the Penguins. So director Louie Psihoyos ingeniously reinvents his film as a spy caper. – Kerry Lengel, Arizona Republic, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: The Cove does what every great documentary with a cause should: It educates, entertains, and inspires audiences to take action. – Christine Champ,, Nov 14, 2011

Fresh: The Cove is guerrilla journalism at its best. Structured and paced by director Louie Psihoyos as a thriller/caper movie, it brings audience-grabbing cinematic conventions to work in telling its story of dolphin genocide – Jonathan F. Richards,, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: There are five minutes in this documentary that ought to be mandatory viewing. The entire 90 minutes is utterly compelling, but the five alone are worth the price of admission. – Michael Posner, Globe and Mail, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Amazing and Heartbreaking

This documentary is very heartbreaking and eye opening but a must see for everybody. This is what finally made me care about the world's oceans and the brutal murder of tens of thousands of dolphins in Japan. Thank you Ric and team for giving us the opportunity to see what really goes on all over the world.


This movie made me cry for almost 4 days afterwards. I felt like the world had so much evil in it, and it made me so sad. All I want to do now is, SOMETHING. And the move to action does a good documentary make. Most movie film I have ever seen, period.

very well done

It's an amazing doc, very eye opening. A total must see as a human.

The Cove
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Independent
  • Released: 2009

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