Reviews

"a certain Oscar nominee"
Four Stars
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"powerfully hopeful"

Maryann Johanson, flickfilosopher.com

"undoubtedly the most compelling piece of big-screen investigative journalism I’ve seen so far"
Franck Tabouring, The Screening Log

"will set your heart racing"
Sean P. Means, Salt Lake Tribune

“The Cove” is framed as a real-life thriller"

Wall Street Journal, John Jurgensen

"a powerful and effective piece of advocacy filmmaking"

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"a real-life espionage thriller"
Brian D. Johnson, Maclean's

"a rousing piece of real-world thriller filmmaking"
Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor

"A tense thriller"

People Magazine
"an astonishingly powerful work"

Chris Knight, National Post

"an edge-of-your-seat caper film."
Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel

"an exceptionally well-made documentary that unfolds like a spy thriller" "one of the most audacious and perilous operations in the history of the conservation movement."
The New York Times, Jeannette Catsoulis

"an unconventional documentary, one that looks very much like a feature film, with the dramatic arcs and suspense one would expect in a James Bond or Hollywood action movie."

New York Times, Larry Rohter

"As entertaining as it is powerful... radiates suspense like no other film in recent memory...
The Cove
isn't here to explain, it's here to do"

Tom Macy, Box Office Prophets

"both an educational work of art and a classic espionage tale."

Indie Wire, Eric Kohn

“devastating, beautifully shot, and occasionally hilarious”

Andrew O’Hehir, Salon Magazine

"Documentaries don’t get much more exciting or raw than The Cove"
Nicole Cusick, Mens Journal

"documentaries don't get much more compelling than The Cove”

Justin Chang, Variety

"exhilarating"
Kiera Butler, Mother Jones

"Hollywood could hardly have contrived a more dynamic scenario."

David Edelstein, NPR

“Horrfying and beautiful. A tragic ballet.”

Gore Verbinski, Director, Pirates of the Caribbean

"I love this documentary!"
Charles Mudede, The Stranger

"I'd be surprised if it doesn't wind up being nominated in next year's best documentary feature Oscar race"

Martin Grove, Hollywood Reporter

“Incredibly moving, scary, riveting. a terrific film. one of the best documentaries I’ve seen in years.”

Chris Columbus, Director of Harry Potter

"indignant and forceful"

A. O. Scott, The New York Times

"It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood spy thriller; but in this film the danger is real."
Keely & Pierce Brosnan

"It's a thrilling adventure with a charismatic and soulful cast, topnotch production values, and the canny storytelling of a riveting drama."
COLIN COVERT, Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

"it's quite simply one of the year's best movies."
Peter Howell, Toronto Star

"Michael Moore and Morgan Spurlock, consider yourself warned: there's a new documentary filmmaker in town, and he means business... I'm going to give it my first ever perfect 10."

Aaron Horwitz, JoBlo.com

"nail-biting"
Lis Doup, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

"one of the more important films to watch this summer."

Anthem Magazine, Kee Chang

"one of the most important and heroic pieces of work I've ever seen." 
"the year's most exciting film"

Huffington Post, Marshall Fine

"one of the most important and heroic pieces of work I've ever seen." 
"the year's most exciting film"

Huffington Post, Marshall Fine

“One of the most talked-about documentaries at this year’s Sundance Film Festival”

Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine

“One of the most talked-about documentaries at this year’s Sundance Film Festival”

Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine

"passionate, exciting, and frightening ... the footage is staggering."

Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine

"Powerful. Impressive. Visceral. Heartbreaking. Humbling. Inspiring."
Debbie Lynn Elias, Downtownster

"powerfully hopeful"
Scott Renshaw, Salt Lake City Weekly

"Races along with the craft and compulsion of a great heist caper."

Michelle Orange, Movieline

"Rarely does an investigative documentary have such immediate impact that it results in observable change."

John Hartl, The Seattle Times

"ruthlessly effective"
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

"Some of the films that get in [To the Oscars for best picture] are going to be documentaries. Right now, there are two big ones – Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story, and The Cove."

Sasha Stone, Awards Daily

"some of the most exciting filmmaking you’ll see this year."

MSNBC, Alonso Duralde

"something I doubt folks will be able to shake for a long time."

Nick Nunziata, Chud.com

"strangely and unforgettably poetic"
James Verniere, The Boston Herald

"The Cove demands to be seen."
Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald

"'The Cove' is a jaw-dropping experience. Not only does it have an incredible and terrifying story to tell but it also presents its message in such a way that it rivals a multi-million dollar Hollywood production in its use of high-tech equipment.
 Five out of Five Stars
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Ryan Michael Painter, InThisWeek

"The Cove is advocacy filmmaking at its best"
Jim Slotek, Sun Media

"The Cove is the rare documentary specifically designed as a thriller."

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

"The Cove may be the best, most worthwhile yet thoroughly entertaining movie you haven’t seen yet."
Waylon Lewis, Elephant Journal

"The Cove... puts Hollywood capers like Mission:Impossible to shame.
"
Mary Pols, Time Magazine

"the reason films are made."
Kristopher Tapley, incontention.com

“this baby, a cross between Flipper and The Bourne Identity, packed the heat.”

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone Magazine

"this compelling investigative exposé inspires social action."
Denise Castillón, Suite101.com

“This film is going to make headlines.”

Laurie David, Huffington Post

"This is documentary film making at its best. The film is exciting, adventurous, and even humorous at times, but always powerful, purposeful, and clear in its intent and its message."
James Wallace, Gordon and the Whale

"utterly compelling"
Michael Posner, Globe and Mail

“Wow. Just wow. This is easily one of the most powerful, heartfelt, and (yes, I’ll say it) important ‘nature’ documentaries I’ve ever seen.”

Scott Weinberg, Cinematical

“You MUST see this film.”
Save The Waves
"I urge you to see it"
Wayne Pacelle, The Humane Society

“the most powerful documentary at the festival”

Josh Tate, LAist