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      Becoming Cousteau

      PG-13 Released Oct 22, 2021 1 hr. 33 min. Documentary Biography TRAILER for Becoming Cousteau: Trailer 1 List
      98% 60 Reviews Tomatometer 84% 50+ Ratings Audience Score Adventurer, filmmaker, inventor, author, unlikely celebrity and conservationist: For over four decades, Jacques-Yves Cousteau and his explorations under the ocean became synonymous with a love of science and the natural world. As he learned to protect the environment, he brought the whole world with him, sounding alarms more than 50 years ago about the warming seas and our planet's vulnerability. In BECOMING COUSTEAU, from National Geographic Documentary Films, two-time Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker LIZ GARBUS takes an inside look at Cousteau and his life, his iconic films and inventions, and the experiences that made him the 20th century's most unique and renowned environmental voice -- and the man who inspired generations to protect the Earth. Read More Read Less

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      As visually thrilling as it is edifying, Becoming Cousteau pays fitting tribute to a pioneering explorer and environmental advocate.

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      Kelly Diana A beautiful, bittersweet movie, about a true legend. The film takes us into the life of Cousteau, his passion for the sea and the environment, and his personal challenges of being a father and a mentor to thousands of people in the world. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/29/21 Full Review Linda J I loved the old footage when he was a young man. His ambition to do good and help the environment is inspiring. Such a caring, kind man Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/27/21 Full Review Tom C Shows a hero, warts and all. But his first family ( except Phillipe and the Madame) gets largely left out. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 10/26/21 Full Review Nancy H Amazing documentary account of Cousteau's evolution from an adventurer to an environmental activist. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/24/21 Full Review JKP I now feel like I know the Man! Great snapshot of his real life aboard the Calyso Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/24/21 Full Review Kelly R An enthralling overview of the life of my first hero. It made me remember the way I felt watching his shows as a kid and left me wanting to dive deeper, if you'll forgive the pun! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/24/21 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Phil Hoad Guardian Becoming Cousteau is no hagiography, but greater distance might have also allowed Garbus to reflect more on the man's environmental legacy. Rated: 3/5 Nov 10, 2021 Full Review Marina Ashioti Little White Lies A nuanced portrait of an oceanographer whose warnings are more prescient than ever. Rated: 3/5 Nov 9, 2021 Full Review David Stratton The Australian He appears to have been a remarkable man, and Becoming Costeau, this detailed portrait of him, does him full justice. Rated: 3.5/5 Oct 30, 2021 Full Review Mark R. Leeper Mark Leeper's Reviews BECOMING COUSTEAU is a biography of Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Caveat: The subtitles for French-speakers are very badly done, with white-on-white making them hard to read. Rated: 6/10 Sep 16, 2022 Full Review Erick Estrada Cinegarage A "simple" account of [Cousteau's] life and work... that brings forth the weighty and uncomfortable central idea: Was Cousteau the first marine environmentalist of consequence? [Full review in Spanish] Jun 30, 2022 Full Review Tom O'Brien Next Best Picture Getting access to the Cousteau archives provided Garbus the chance to create a celebrity-oriented doc that didn't have to rely on familiar footage or a parade of talking heads, and that alone helps to make "Becoming Cousteau" stand apart from the pack. Rated: 7/10 Jun 15, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Adventurer, filmmaker, inventor, author, unlikely celebrity and conservationist: For over four decades, Jacques-Yves Cousteau and his explorations under the ocean became synonymous with a love of science and the natural world. As he learned to protect the environment, he brought the whole world with him, sounding alarms more than 50 years ago about the warming seas and our planet's vulnerability. In BECOMING COUSTEAU, from National Geographic Documentary Films, two-time Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker LIZ GARBUS takes an inside look at Cousteau and his life, his iconic films and inventions, and the experiences that made him the 20th century's most unique and renowned environmental voice -- and the man who inspired generations to protect the Earth.
      Director
      Liz Garbus
      Executive Producer
      Carolyn Bernstein, Julie Gaither, Ryan Harrington
      Screenwriter
      Mark Monroe, Pax Wassermann, Mark Monroe, Pax Wassermann
      Distributor
      Picturehouse
      Production Co
      National Geographic, Story Syndicate, National Geographic Documentary Films, ACE Content
      Rating
      PG-13 (Brief Strong Language|Some Disturbing Images|Smoking)
      Genre
      Documentary, Biography
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 22, 2021, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 24, 2021
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $230.5K
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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