Turtle: The Incredible Journey
Turtle: The Incredible Journey (2011)

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… More

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Rated: G
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: November 15, 2011
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Manohla Dargis
New York 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?

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

Standard-issue TV doc stuff geeked up to feature length and spectacle.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

A smartly shot sea documentary delivers its ecological message but does suffer from an overly dramatic narration.

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Justin Chang
Variety

Visually resplendent.

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Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times

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.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Nick Stringer's documentary about the 25-year migratory cycle of loggerhead turtles has some remarkable underwater footage.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

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...

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Sarah Prisbylla
I want to know how they were able to film all of that!! It was incredible to see this part of nature that you would have no chance of seeing otherwise.