The Cove

The Cove

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Average of 374 ratings: 4.1 Stars

2009 M Content may disturb.

A shocking tale of human cruelty, this documentary goes beyond the traditions of the nature film to expose the horrific cause behind numerous dolphin deaths. Richard O'Barry, a dolphin trainer on the TV show FLIPPER, joins director Louie Psihoyos on a secret operation to Japan to stop the killing of innocent animals.

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Louie Psihoyos
Documentary , Nature

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92 minutes
Fatso Top 100
Rated #55 out of Fatso's Top 100

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Screen Format
16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen
English for Japanese-language segments
English/Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1, 2.0

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3 by stillbertnz

The Cove is an odd film. At times fascinating, shocking, contrived, patronising and annoying. When it tries to be a documentary about the Japanese whaling industry I found it most interesting. Through... Read more

4 by mcjadt

This is certainly a shocking film but it is also quite obviosuly set up to promote the film makers and those involved in bringing the revelations to us. It feels like a piece of propaganda ... and... Read more

3.5 by Ganny01

Interesting, disturbing and frustrating documentary with amazing footage. I don't think I'll ever forget some of its images.

4.5 by bee878

This film had me in tears. I cannot believe how the country of Japan can be completely ignorant to what is happening in the town of Taiji. My eyes are now open.

3 by Billybumbler

Shocking but this isn't the only place where dolphins are massacred in the world. Look up the Faroe Islands where male children are encouraged to take part in this mass murder of Pilot whales. The Whales... Read more

5 by Ewokie

Really enjoyed this documentary, though I did have to cover my eyes at one stage as it was so upsetting. I would highly recommend people to watch this.

5 by chickletducks

This was an amazing documentary that everyone needs to watch regardless of nationality or political beliefs. I was amazed at the inhumane activities that this covers and would urge everyone to watch... Read more

4 by qofd

This is the kind of documentary that puts you off eating if you are a big fish warned...but it's a great documentary and the trouble they went to get actually film it shows real committment to the cause.

4 by ElsieV

Fascinating, sad, ironic. A wake up call to us all in our treatment of animals - not just dolphins but all the animals, including cows, sheep, pigs and hens that we abuse and kill.

5 by liselite

the fast reality style of filming is not for everyone but the story is one that anyone who cares about marine life and our environment should be aware of and act on....