Blackfish Movie

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2013 | PG-13 | Documentary | 1hr, 30m

A film about the notorious killer whale Tilikum that is responsible for the deaths of three individuals. more

Release DateU.S.

Blackfish was released on
Friday, July 26, 2013 Limited Release

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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Manuel Oteyza

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Gabriela Cowperthwaite



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Rating MPAA

PG-13 for mature thematic elements including disturbing and violent images

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Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature’s extraordinary nature, the species’ cruel treatment in captivity, the lives and losses of the trainers and the pressures brought to bear by the mulit-billion dollar sea-park industry.
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  • "A mesmerizing psychological thriller" – Variety
    "Emotionally powerful " – The Hollywood Reporter
    "So frightening that it's hard to watch" – Twitch Film

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