Turtle: The Incredible Journey
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Turtle: The Incredible Journey
Turtle: The Incredible Journey is the story of a little loggerhead turtle, which follows in the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world. Born on a beach in Florida, she rides the Gulf Stream all the way to the frozen north and ultimately swims around the entire North Atlantic to Africa and back to the beach where she was born. But the odds are stacked against her; just one in 10,000 thousand turtles survive the journey. Along the way she faces many hazards, she loses her brothers and sisters in the Sargasso Sea, comes face to face with creatures of… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A solitary long-distance traveler with prehistoric cachet, the loggerhead turtle makes a compelling subject for a nature film, as the spectacularly shot, aptly named Turtle: The Incredible Journey demonstrates, if at times too feverishly."
‑ Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
"Without a disclaimer that explains what's real and not, how can viewers, including those who may already be skeptical about claims of environmental crises, trust that the whole thing hasn't been made up?"
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"Standard-issue TV doc stuff geeked up to feature length and spectacle."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"In this era of Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel, the project seems rather redundant."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"This loving documentary contains absolutely gorgeous visuals, but too many instances of intrusive melodrama which impede an animal lover's complete immersion and enjoyment."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"A smartly shot sea documentary delivers its ecological message but does suffer from an overly dramatic narration."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"Visually resplendent."
‑ Justin Chang, Variety
"Penguins march but sea turtles mostly float through instinctual rituals of reproduction, a process detailed in Turtle: The Incredible Journey. Nick Stringer's nature documentary moves about as fast as its subject, which is to say not very."
‑ Steve Persall, Tampa Bay Times
"Educational but slow docu may not keep kids' interest."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"An engrossing documentary about the heroic 25-year pilgrimage of a loggerhead turtle."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Nick Stringer's documentary about the 25-year migratory cycle of loggerhead turtles has some remarkable underwater footage."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"It's a bit long to be as kid friendly as this educational and visually striking film is meant to be. But it will give you a renewed appreciation for who these creatures are..."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"The sort of thing that will be more at home on Animal Planet than in a theatrical venue. But of its kind, it's solid classroom fare."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Although I have become inured to Hollywood hype over the years, this is truly an incredible journey. The documentary is great for six year olds and sixty-six year old codgers like me who care about the future of the planet and an amazing creature."
‑ Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"Anthropomorphizes its shelled protagonist in a manner so melodramatic as to make one cringe."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
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