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      Racing Extinction

      Released Sep 18, 2015 1 hr. 34 min. Documentary List
      82% 17 Reviews Tomatometer 83% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Filmmaker Louie Psihoyos, along with activists, scientists and others, draws attention to mankind's role in a potential loss of at least half of the world's species. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Informative and important. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Must watch. Makes us see our impact on this big blue. Shows us how ignorant governments are despite causing mass extinction of species by over exploitation and by serious misbeliefs. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Shows how many species go extinct every day and how humans are responsible for that. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/09/19 Full Review Audience Member I started off thinking this movie was the best. It highlighted real problems with Shark Finning, and animal exploitation. Then part way through it started to introduce inaccurate facts. Example: In the movie they state that all 5 mass extinctions were preceeded by a CO2 spike. Wow. This is so not true. The Ordovician extinction was triggered by a mass rise in oxygen, and a sudden drop in CO2. The second extinction is noted for it's rise in Methane. In fact, none of the 5 are linked to a rise in CO2, and only 2 are linked to rises in Gas. Ok... Maybe they blew it in just this 1 quote. No. They later stated that most land clearing is done to raise animal products. At the latest study over 2/3rds of all land clearing was done to raise crops. And, there were a large number of other non-facts that were being touted as facts. For a moment, I thought I must be reading a Musk tweat... To find... Musk is behind this. Ok. I am very pro environment. But, I am pro getting the facts straight as you try to save it. I recall back in college as I watched a group of well meaning environmentalists drive a spieces of deer into extinction because... They were uneducated, and believed a bunch of un-true facts. If you want to save the world... Reduce populations. Stop using plastic, move back to glass. Move to solar and wind in your home. Learn the truth about the environmental impact of certain batteries. Learn to trust, and help fish and game management. (Most of them have the right knowledge to manage a species.) so on an so forth. Anyway. This show starts off great and devolves into a load of garbage. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a must watch for anyone remotely interested in sustainability or other issues related to Global warming and the future. Even if you aren't an environmentally conscious person you should watch it to realize how much the media sways us. (Great documentary-a must watch). Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Jerid O It starts off pretty bleak but then they decide "it is better to light a candle than curse the darkness" Ellon Musk gives them a Tesla and it takes off. Much learned about the many threats to nature besides global warming. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/01/17 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Joe Neumaier New York Daily News If a documentary can be both alarming and oddly reassuring, it's the gripping splash of cold cinematic water "Racing Extinction." Rated: 5/5 Sep 21, 2015 Full Review Jeannette Catsoulis New York Times If you've ever wondered what a breaking heart sounds like, it's right here in the futile warble of the last male of a species of songbird, singing for a mate that will never come. Sep 17, 2015 Full Review Peter Debruge Variety Racing Extinction tends to be far more effective when presenting its enlightened activists as heroes. Sep 17, 2015 Full Review Brian Costello Common Sense Media This documentary strikes an effective balance between alarming statistics and practical solutions. Rated: 4/5 May 18, 2021 Full Review Rosalynn Try-Hane Battle Royale With Cheese Whether you feel motivated to make a change after watching the documentary is one thing but what is for certain it is certainly educational, engaging and interesting to watch. Aug 21, 2018 Full Review Alex Heeney Seventh Row The high-tech visualizations and the beautiful images are what makes Racing Extinction a must-see. It's awe-inspiring and vital. Aug 14, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Filmmaker Louie Psihoyos, along with activists, scientists and others, draws attention to mankind's role in a potential loss of at least half of the world's species.
      Louie Psihoyos
      Executive Producer
      Dieter Paulmann
      Mark Monroe
      Production Co
      Oceanic Preservation Society
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 18, 2015, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 19, 2016
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