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"A MESMERIZING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER"

- Variety

"SEARING AND EMOTIONALLY POWERFUL"

- Hollywood Reporter

"[AN] EYE-OPENING... GRIPPING MINDBENDER"

- Rolling Stones

"soul-rattling"

- Boise Weekly

"asks important questions"

- Pittsburgh Post Gazette

"Absorbing"

- El Paso Times

"Compelling"

- KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL

"Riveting"

- USA Today

" One of the best (and most talked about) documentaries of the year."

- SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

"Powerful, heartbreaking, and beautifully crafted."

- PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

"One of the most important documentaries in recent memory."

- PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

"Gripping"

- The Guardian

"Damning and expertly assembled"

- BOSTON GLOBE

"Editors' Pick"

- Washington Post

"Critics' Pick"

- LA TIMES

"Go Watch Blackfish"

- Onegreenplanet.org

"Engrossing"

- SAN FRANCISCO WEEKLY

"Powerful"

- SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN

"Stunning"

- PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

"Has the potential to do that most rare thing - effect real social change."

- PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

"A MUST-SEE DOCUMENTARY. A Best Documentary nomination seems assured in what will doubtlessly be one of this summer’s most talked about films."

- Thelma Adams, Yahoo

"This edge-of-your-seat documentary has it all: an oversize villain, chilling attack footage, corporate malfeasance, and girls in bikinis."

- Thelma Adams, Yahoo

"A MESMERIZING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER. Righteous, captivating and entirely successful."

- Justin Chang, Variety

"Emotionally powerful. As searing as The Cove was, Blackfish has equal if not greater impact."

- David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

"Grade A-. Searing—a full-on takedown of a broken system."

- Eric Kohn, Indiewire

". A calmly rendered indictment that will incite righteous anger in audiences."

- Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune

"Blackfish will win the Academy Award for best documentary. It's that good."

- US News and World Report

"HAUNTING. THE MOVIE UNFOLDS LIKE A THRILLER. It’s a metaphor for the ages."

- David Edelstein, New York Magazine

" EXTRAORDINARY. A MUST-SEE."

- Joe Numeier, NY Daily News

"A GRIPPING MINDBENDER. May be the scariest movie around."

- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"THIS EYE-OPENING, EDGE-OF-YOUR-SEAT DOCUMENTARY HAS IT ALL: an oversize villain, chilling attack footage, corporate malfeasance, and girls in bikinis. IT WILL DOUBTLESSLY BE ONE OF THIS SUMMER’S MOST TALKED ABOUT FILMS."

- Thelma Adams, Yahoo Movies

"Enthralling"

- Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

"RIVETING. It blurs the distinction between procedural thriller, empathetic psychological portrait and call-to-action."

- Mark Olsen, LA Times

"STIRRING, VITAL AND CONVINCING."

- Gary Goldstein, LA Times

"RIVETING."

- Huffington Post

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- Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out NY

"Critic’s Pick."

- NY Times

"HEARTBREAKING AND CHILLING. As thorough a takedown of a business and its practices as you are likely to ever see."

- Roger Moore, LA Daily News/Orlando Sentinel

"EYE-OPENING."

- Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald

"Enthralling"

- Wall St Journal

"Must-see"

- Entertainment Weekly

"Riveting"

- LA Times

"Strikes a fine balance between edge-of-your-seat filmmaking and thoughtful examination."

- Indiewire

"Grade: A-. Eye-opening."

- Campus Circle

"Stirring"

- LA TIMES

"CHOSEN ONE"

- Comingsoon.net

"HARROWING"

- Buzzfeed

"Will Make You Rethink Everything You Thought You Knew About Killer Whales."

- Buzzfeed

"CHILLING"

- CNN

"A DAMNING documentary that shows the lies in “the party line."

- ROGER MOORE, MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE

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- Time Out New York

"Vital"

- Village Voice

"Revealing, wrenching, and important"

- Village Voice

"Eye-opening… edge-of-your-seat documentary"

- Yahoo Movies

"A MUST-SEE DOCUMENTARY. A Best Documentary nomination seems assured in what will doubtlessly be one of this summer’s most talked about films."

- Thelma Adams, Yahoo

"This edge-of-your-seat documentary has it all: an oversize villain, chilling attack footage, corporate malfeasance, and girls in bikinis."

- Thelma Adams, Yahoo

"A MESMERIZING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER. Righteous, captivating and entirely successful."

- Justin Chang, Variety

"Emotionally powerful. As searing as The Cove was, Blackfish has equal if not greater impact."

- David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

"Grade A-. Searing—a full-on takedown of a broken system."

- Eric Kohn, Indiewire

". A calmly rendered indictment that will incite righteous anger in audiences."

- Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune

"A gripping example of documentary filmmaking at its finest."

- Jeff Peterson, Deseret News


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About The Film

Killer whales are beloved majestic, friendly giants yet infamous for their capacity to kill viciously. BLACKFISH unravels the complexities of this dichotomy, employing the story of the notorious performing whale Tilikum, who - unlike any orca in the wild - has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. BLACKFISH expands on the discussion of keeping such intelligent creatures in captivity.

Cast & Crew

Director:
Gabriela Cowperthwaite

Writers:
Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Eli B. Despres


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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements including disturbing and violent images.

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Magnolia Pictures is the theatrical and home entertainment distribution arm of the Wagner/Cuban Companies, a vertically-integrated group of media properties co-owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban that also includes the Landmark Theatres chain and AXS TV. Recent releases include the riveting killer whale doc Blackfish, David Gordon Green’s Prince Avalanche, Joe Swanberg’s Drinking Buddies, Thomas Vinterberg’s Oscar-Nominated The Hunt, hit documentaries Muscle Shoals, Jiro Dreams of Sushi and The Queen of Versailles, and the Academy Award nominated A Royal Affair. Magnolia's upcoming releases include Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, Richard Ayoade’s dystopian vision The Double, the raucous Alan Partridge starring Steve Coogan, Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, Joe Swanberg’s Happy Christmas, Lukas Moodysson’s We Are the Best!, Norwegian thrillers Pioneer and Ragnarok, and many more.
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