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      Cane Toads: The Conquest

      PG 2010 1 hr. 30 min. Documentary Comedy TRAILER for Cane Toads: The Conquest: Trailer 1 List
      88% 16 Reviews Tomatometer 72% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Giant toads leave devastation across Australia. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member One of the best, most original films I've ever seen about toads. Also, cane toads are adorable in the best kind of pathetic way. I highly recommend this film, especially if you like to wind down with a nature film at the end of a long day, because this film has nature and so much more to offer. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Bloody Ugly Thing's ..Destroying Australia's Natural Habitat, What A Disgrace.The Characters Of The Top End, Their Silly Stories, Certainly Give It Some Lite-Hearted Entertainment Against A Backdrop Of An Ecological Disaster..(102 Toads Now Number Over 1.5-billion)..Dunno Whether To Laugh, Or Cry. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Told with a tongue-in-cheek style, this documentary tells the story of the introduction of the cane toad to Australia and some of the environmental consequences that have followed. The tale focuses on some quirky characters and individual experiences connected to the remorseless spread of the amphibian, with "toad-eye" views on much of the action. We also get explanations and expansions by a number of scientific speakers. One is left with a feeling of admiration for a species that can adapt so well to a new environment and seems to be able to thwart every effort to control it. Where I feel this programme lacked over others I have seen is that the full damage to the wildlife of Australia wasn't really made clear. The film concentrated on the social consequences and the effect on pets, notably a few sequences connected with dogs. All in all, the film makes an entertaining, humorous and informative wildlife documentary but, personally, I prefer something with a little more detail and scientific explanation. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member See what uneducated so called scientists can do to our country.......if they arent already, be in Perth by Chrissy. Gawd they're ugly mo fo's......just saying. Interesting doco though. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Cain Toads The Conquest is Australia's first 3D film. It's a follow up documentary to the 1988 film Cain Toads: An Unnatural History. Having seen that I can reassure you that this new doco stands alone. I didn't see it at the cinema but I wish I had. The 3D would have added an entirely different level of humour to it. On dvd it's an informative, amusing and scary story. We all know how cain toads were introduced and we've all heard stories of them invading backyards in the thousands.... we've certainly heard of people playing golf with them. This film looks at everything we know about the vermin and attempts to understand them. It questions what can be done to stop them and canvases a broad diversity of opinions. "Nuke the bloody things". "Create a militia". "Use them for medicinal purposes" etc... at the end of the day the toads win and we've got ourselves to blame. This is a very funny film that might change peoples' opinions of cain toads, or it will simply fuel their hatred even more. Ugly bastards!!! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review harsh c Some good photography and a couple of funny characters but would have been better if half was edited out. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      David Lewis San Francisco Chronicle The namesake of the wacky, yet substantial documentary "Cane Toads: The Conquest" is not a creature to be taken lightly, even if the film (and the audience) has plenty of fun at his expense. Rated: 3/4 Sep 13, 2012 Full Review Derek Malcolm London Evening Standard Honestly, you couldn't make it up. Sep 30, 2011 Full Review Henry Barnes Guardian It's director Mark Lewis's focus on this war's heroes that give his chirpy doc its bounce. Rated: 3/5 Sep 29, 2011 Full Review Matthew Turner ViewLondon Impressively directed, beautifully shot and quirkily irreverent, this is an entertaining, frequently fascinating documentary that manages to be both chilling and laugh-out-loud funny while delivering a serious ecological message. Rated: 4/5 Oct 1, 2011 Full Review Matt Glasby Total Film Mark Lewis' fascinating-if-niche documentary intersperses great 3D shots of these glistening, gobbling Jabbas with testimonies from boffins and crackpots. Sep 28, 2011 Full Review CJ Johnson Film Mafia [Lewis'] art is all his own: no-one else shoots ugly amphibious imported pests in 3D quite like him. Rated: 4/5 Jun 22, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Giant toads leave devastation across Australia.
      Director
      Mark Lewis
      Executive Producer
      Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann, Clark Bunting
      Screenwriter
      Mark Lewis
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Documentary, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
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