The End of the Line
The End of the Line (2009)

"The End of the Line" is the first major documentary about the imminent peril facing the world's oceans. Narrated by Ted Danson and based on the book by Charles Clover, the film explores the devastating effect that… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 19, 2009
DVD Release Date: February 23, 2010
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A thought-provoking and insightful documentary about the dangers of commercial fishing.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

If the tone is occasionally off-putting, the message -- at least, the facts about the fish -- is harder to shrug off.

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Jason Anderson
Toronto Star

It's hard not to feel that the vital information in The End of the Line may have been more effectively relayed by Clover's original book or by a movie whose methods were less pedantic and pedestrian.

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Narelle Towie
Sunday Times (Australia)

This is a documentary that will change the way you think about seafood and give you the power of knowledge to make a change.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

With commendable clarity, it lays out the data.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Another day, another film about environmental collapse.

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Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

As the final credits roll you feel like you've been on an emotional rollercoaster -- the same as you might if you'd just watched a moderately successful Hollywood disaster movie.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

This movie wants to cover every base without thinking very deeply about them. So while a lot of ground is covered in 80 brisk minutes, the information presented is only abstractly useful.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The End of the Line documents what threatens to become an irreversible decline in aquatic populations within 40 years.

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Simon Foster

Revelations about the tonnes of wasted sealife caught and discarded annually and the destructive effects of practices such as bottom-trawling, are head-spinning in their immensity.

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