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Turtle: The Incredible Journey

HD   G Closed Captioning

Nick Springer

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About the Movie

Turtle: The Incredible Journey is the story of a little loggerhead turtle, which follows in the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world. Born on a beach in Florida, she rides the Gulf Stream all the way to the frozen north and ultimately swims around the entire North Atlantic to Africa and back to the beach where she was born. But the odds are stacked against her; just one in 10,000 thousand turtles survive the journey along the way she faces many hazards, she loses her brothers and sisters in the Sargasso Sea, comes face to face with creatures of the deep and nearly dies at the hands of fishermen. A sunfish guides her to safety and a humpback whale shows her the way north. And when she finally reaches the frozen north, she sees the greatest celebration of life on the Earth; but she also discovers deep and powerful changes happening in the oceans - the ice is melting and sea levels are rising; it could halt the Gulf Stream, flood the turtle’s birthing beaches and end a way of life. Then her calling comes, she must return home.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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69%
  • Reviews Counted: 16
  • Fresh: 11
  • Rotten: 5
  • Average Rating: 5.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Without a disclaimer that explains what's real and not, how can viewers, including those who may already be skeptical about claims of environmental crises, trust that the whole thing hasn't been made up? – Manohla Dargis, New York Times, Jun 23, 2011

Fresh: Visually resplendent. – Justin Chang, Variety, Jun 23, 2011

Fresh: A solitary long-distance traveler with prehistoric cachet, the loggerhead turtle makes a compelling subject for a nature film, as the spectacularly shot, aptly named Turtle: The Incredible Journey demonstrates, if at times too feverishly. – Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, Jun 30, 2011

Fresh: A smartly shot sea documentary delivers its ecological message but does suffer from an overly dramatic narration. – Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter, Jun 24, 2011

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