At the Edge of the World
At the Edge of the World (2009)

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… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 28, 2009
DVD Release Date: March 24, 2009
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Fiona Morrow
Globe and Mail

The result is an epic tale of hunter and hunted: a Moby-Dick for the environmental age.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

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.

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Marc Mohan

A valuable record of folks who put their lives on the line to make sure there are still whales left to save.

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Andrew O'Hehir

The summer season's most surprising and thought-provoking documentary.

Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

An intrepid record of modern-day piracy and the high-stakes battle between commerce and ecological survival.

Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

A mixed bag. Moments of beauty and passion, but also moments that drag. Environmentalist gone Reality TV.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

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.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

It's frequently a rousing adventure.

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Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook

The picture pits man against man and nature in an economical fashion, and many scenes reverberate with suspense.

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