Jane's Journey
Jane's Journey (2011)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: September 16, 2011
DVD Release Date: December 27, 2011
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

Positivity has its limits in "Jane's Journey," a portrait of primatologist Jane Goodall that's long on adulation and short on spark.

Paul Brunick
New York Times

Skimps on intellectual substance but skirts by on the lightly likable charm of its subject, who appears throughout.

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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

As inspiring as it is the film might have been more satisfying overall had the director had a more integrated focus on what was Goodall's gradual and organic awareness of how one thing, the chimpanzee research, led to a more global environmental awareness

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Now in her 70s, Goodall is still shy, with as much indefatigible energy as ever.

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Andrew Schenker
Time Out

Any analysis of her philanthropy or character is traded for blind idol worship...

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Brent Simon

An awkward and generally unfocused mash-up of mixed perspectives and mission statements.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

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.

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Rob Nelson
Village Voice

Spectacularly photographed and journalistically lame...

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Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Slow but insightful documentary about pioneering activist.

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