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Blackfish

2013 - ENGLISH - MOVIE

DocumentaryBiographyNews

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  • Jini Score
    89%
  • Critics Score
    68%
  • Rating
    8.1/10
  • Box Office
    $ 2 Million
  • Jini Score
    89%
  • Critics Score
    68%
  • Rating
    8.1/10
  • Box Office
    $ 2 Million
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Blackfish is a 2013 American English-language Documentary Biography film featuring Tilikum, John Hargrove, Samantha Berg, Mark Simmons, Kim Ashdown, Dean Gomersall and Gabriela Cowperthwaite. CNN Films in association with Manny O. Productions. were the production houses involved in the project along with executive producer(s) Manuel V. Oteyza and Gabriela Cowperthwaite. Blackfish is written by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Eli Despres and Tim Zimmermann and it is directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. Magnolia Pictures acquired the distribution rights for the film. Blackfish was released on 26th July 2013 and takes a screen time of 83 minutes. and it received positive reviews from critics when it was released and became successful at box office. Blackfish was made on a budget of $1 million and it was a hit at box office gross of $2 million. Cinematography was done by Jonathan Ingalls and Christopher Towey and editing by Eli Despres. The music was composed by Jeff Beal.

Blackfish Reviews and Ratings

Average Review Rating : 4.0/5

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Positive Review Rating : 80%

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  • Av Club

    Blackfish does make a pretty strong case that it sucks to be in a cage, even underwater. ( Read More )
  • Once you accept that orcas are intelligent and emotionally complex creatures, it becomes impossible to shrug off the films darker factoids as the cost of keeping families entertained. ( Read More )
  • The impression the film leaves is of a deep pocketed institution that, for all its claims of humane and professional treatment, tolerates practices that are fundamentally at odds with the animals w... ( Read More )
  • Sover

    It builds a compelling case to show the negative results of capturing and confining such noble creatures as the blackfish. ( Read More )
  • One Guys Opinion

    Blackfish is unabashedly agenda driven, and it sometimes allows its makers emotion to overwhelm its sense of journalistic decorum. ( Read More )
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Awards for Blackfish
  • Sundance Film Festival
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  • BAFTA Awards
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  • International Documentary Association
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  • Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US
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  • Online Film & Television Association
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  • Alliance of Women Film Journalists
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  • Detroit Film Critics Society Awards
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  • Miami Film Festival
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  • International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)
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  • Gold Derby Awards
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  • Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards
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  • St. Louis Film Critics Association, US
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  • Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards
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  • Golden Trailer Awards
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