Lists: Documentary

Brief Synopsis: "Notorious killer whale Tilikum is responsible for the deaths of three individuals, including a top killer whale trainer. Blackfish shows the sometimes devastating consequences of keeping such intelligent and sentient creatures in captivity."

Overall Ranking: 814 (Rank from 2013: # 38)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 50%
Regular 37.5%
Half-Popped 12.5%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Dan O'Neill90(full review)
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium88(full review)
David Baruffi88(full review)
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread86 - Documentary.
(full review)
Comedy: 0
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 1
Bryan Lienesch83 - 'Blackfish' convinces you of orcas' emotionality and than tugs at yours with its gut-wrenching revelations.
Comedy: 1
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 5
Minnesota Man75(full review)
Thomas Pollock70
Gorgon Reviews61(full review)

People Involved

  • Kim Ashdown (Herself)
  • Ken Balcomb (Himself)
  • Samantha Berg (Herself)
  • Gabriela Cowperthwaite (Director)