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Humpback Whales

Released Feb 13, 2015 40m Documentary List
100% Tomatometer 10 Reviews 86% Audience Score 100+ Ratings From the waters of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga, scientists research how these giant mammals communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young while migrating 10,000 miles every year. Read More Read Less

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Linda Barnard Toronto Star The most effective passages come in less obvious teaching moments - massive whales breeching, males battling for supremacy, and long, languid scenes of graceful mothers slowly swimming with their calves. Rated: 3/4 May 14, 2015 Full Review Peter Keough Boston Globe Humpback Whales offers stunning shots that are both intimate and immense. Mar 4, 2015 Full Review Sheri Linden Hollywood Reporter Immersive in ways that not many movies can claim, Humpback Whales is a prime example of the power of large-format documentaries to educate, delight and inspire. Mar 4, 2015 Full Review Linda Cook Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) A monstrously entertaining documentary. Rated: 4/4 Jun 8, 2016 Full Review Tony Medley Tolucan Times This exceptional view of these magnificent mammals in IMAX 3D is an exhilarating film-viewing experience you can get nowhere else. I hated to see it end. Rated: 10/10 Dec 17, 2015 Full Review Kirk Honeycutt honeycuttshollywood.com Humpback Whales is one of Greg MacGillivray's Imax best. Rated: 8 Jun 30, 2015 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Even though it was done in 2015, it is very accurate. Every year new things are discovered making a few of the items "out of date", as new data is available. A good 40 minutes spent, especially when new folks, not familiar with the humpbacks, are interested in those school buses of the oceans. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Beautifully filmed. Interesting enough my Grandson wants to watch this every day. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Want to see this movie so bad. Can't find the original on youtube so i will find it somewhere else Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member a masterfully directed, expertly shot, and intimate and insightful and immersive look into the lives of humpback whales. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis From the waters of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga, scientists research how these giant mammals communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young while migrating 10,000 miles every year.
Director
Greg MacGillivray
Producer
Shaun Macgillivray
Screenwriter
Stephen Judson
Distributor
MacGillivray Freeman Films
Genre
Documentary
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Feb 13, 2015, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
May 23, 2017
Runtime
40m
Aspect Ratio
IMAX (1.43:1)