Jane's Journey
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It would be hard to name anyone who has had more of an impact in the realm of animal research and wildlife conservation than Dr. Jane Goodall, Dame of the British Empire, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and UN Messenger of Peace. Dr. Goodall's pioneering study of wild chimpanzee behavior in Africa is legendary and continues today, more than 50 years later, under the auspices of her Institute. Jane's Journey is a portrait of the private person behind the world-famous icon. It is the story of an exceptional woman, possibly one of the most fascinating women of our time. With… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Positivity has its limits in "Jane's Journey," a portrait of primatologist Jane Goodall that's long on adulation and short on spark."
‑ Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
"Skimps on intellectual substance but skirts by on the lightly likable charm of its subject, who appears throughout."
‑ Paul Brunick, New York Times
"An awkward and generally unfocused mash-up of mixed perspectives and mission statements."
‑ Brent Simon, Shockya.com
"Leads us through Jane Goodall's greatest hits with adulating talking heads and putatively inspiring, over-exposed eco-scapes."
‑ Joseph Jon Lanthier, Slant Magazine
"Now in her 70s, Goodall is still shy, with as much indefatigible energy as ever."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"Any analysis of her philanthropy or character is traded for blind idol worship..."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Time Out New York
"Slow but insightful documentary about pioneering activist."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"Intriguing and inspirational, it's a beguiling film in every way."
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
"You may have the feeling of being stuck at a nice old lady's house while she narrates a meandering slide show in slow, storybook tones."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Spectacularly photographed and journalistically lame..."
‑ Rob Nelson, Village Voice
"An engrossing portrait of the public and private lives of Jane Goodall; one of the Best Documentaries of 2011."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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