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The Cove

HD   PG-13 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: 128
  • Fresh: 120
  • Rotten: 8
  • 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

An important film about an important cause

This is a remarkable documentary that everyone needs to see. The slaughter of dolphins (and whales) is a cause that needs to be brought to the forefront and this film does it in an extraordinary way. It does not get preachy or try and make you feel guilty. It enlightens you while taking you on an action movie like real-life adventure. You will be changed by this movie and moved my Ric O'Barry's quest to right this horrible wrong.

Everyone should see this

Stop the killings


WOW dude i soooo did nt kno that this was going on over in Japan c'mon man thats justs not rite and when you see this trailer you will know dat it's not rite as well _____SAVE THE DOLPHINS____
I actually discovered this movie from the news letter of one of the greatist bands of all time RISE AGAINST! -_- SAVE THE DOLPHINS! STOP THE MASS SLAUGHTER OF DOLPHINS! and the worst part is that most of the people in the town don't know about it, let alone the country THE PEOPLE GOTTA KNOW THESE THINGS!!!!!!!!! THEY GOTTA KNOW!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!STOP THE KILLINGS just stop, what's to gain from doing that? and when they make the dolphins go extinct then they will overfish all their fish and have to compete for fish like the rest of the countries (im writing this form islip, NY USA) it's just sad realy raeally sad :(

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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2009

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