At the Edge of the World
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Follow controversial Canadian activist Paul Watson as he sets sail with a crew of 46 volunteers who draw on the spirit of piracy to protect the treasures of the sea. Whale poaching is a lucrative trade, one that the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is determined to put to an end. The captain of the Sea Shepherd , Watson left Greenpeace behind in favor of operating by his own methods. When you're working against Japanese poachers who exploit loopholes in the law in order to surpass an international ban on whale hunting, you need to be ready to innovate. The Jolly Roger flag that flies atop… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The result is an epic tale of hunter and hunted: a Moby-Dick for the environmental age."
‑ Fiona Morrow, Globe and Mail
"At the Edge of the World, a documentary with too much dead time between the arduous tasks at hand, never grabs a viewer because -- sad to say -- it's too dull."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"A valuable record of folks who put their lives on the line to make sure there are still whales left to save."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"A collective profile in courage."
‑ John P. McCarthy, Boxoffice Magazine
"A whale of an advocacy documentary that presents a compelling cause, fascinating cast of characters, eventful and dramatic story, and artful cinematography."
‑ Jennifer Merin, About.com
"The summer season's most surprising and thought-provoking documentary."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
"An intrepid record of modern-day piracy and the high-stakes battle between commerce and ecological survival."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"A mixed bag. Moments of beauty and passion, but also moments that drag. Environmentalist gone Reality TV."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
"A feeble follow-up punch to Japan after The Cove."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"I'm a big fan of Japanese food, but after watching At the Edge of the World, I'll be thinking twice about ordering sushi."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"It's frequently a rousing adventure."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"The picture pits man against man and nature in an economical fashion, and many scenes reverberate with suspense."
‑ Robert Levin, Critic's Notebook
"The bold and courageous activities of volunteer eco-warriors to save whales in Antarctic waters from being illegally slaughtered by Japanese fishing fleets."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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