The End of the Line film reviews

The official cinema release of The End of the Line has led to further coverage of the film. Here we round up the latest reviews.

The Observer review of The End of the Line
Next time someone tells you there are plenty more fish in the sea, refer them to this alarming documentary. Jason Solomons, 14 June 2009.

The Telegraph review of The End of the Line
This new documentary starring former Telegraph environment editor Charles Clover is a powerful and troubling indictment of global fishing policies. 4/5 stars, Sukhdev Sandhu, 11 June 2009.

The Guardian review of The End of the Line
Doing something about [overfishing] means politicians imposing catch-limits or complete bans, and the consumer turning away from wastefully farmed fish and demanding sustainable stocks. Murray’s film is clear-sighted about the tough choices involved. 4/5 stars, Peter Bradshaw, 12 June 2009.

The Times review of The End of the Line
Rupert Murray’s forceful documentary The End of the Line should do for our oceans what An Inconvenient Truth did for climate change - that is, stamp the issue into the public consciousness and shame governments around the world into at least talking about doing something. 4/5 stars, Wendy Ide, 11 June 2009.

The Independent review of The End of the Line
This sobering documentary . . . serves up the science of this potential catastrophe in firm, digestible chunks, though it perhaps didn’t require the gloopy New Age music as garnish. 3/5 stars, Anthony Quinn, 12 June 2009.

London Evening Standard review of The End of the Line
When a mere documentary inspires a respectable film star to appear naked with nothing but a fish in her arms you have to credit its makers with chutzpah. Let’s hope it works and the fish enjoyed itself. 3/5 stars, Derek Malcolm, 12 June 2009.

Sunday Mercury review of The End of the Line
Filmed over two years and presented by Charles Clover, this is an accessible account of how overfishing can’t be allowed to carry on unchecked. 3/5 stars, Graham Young, 14 June 2009.

The List review of The End of the Line
Watching the film, we may find ourselves wondering whether the ecological documentary is not unlike the humble lobster, the state of the world reflected in their ever increasing numbers. 3/5 stars, Tony McKibbin, 11 June 2009.

Female First review of The end of the Line
Despite it’s rather grim topic The End of the Line is one of those movies that everyone should watch. 4/5 stars, Helen Earnshaw, 15 June 2009.

The Skinny review of The End of the Line
Though less concerned with winning over hearts than minds, the logic is compelling enough to at least warrant your agreement. 3/5 stars, Ray Philp, 12 June 2009.


2 Response to “The End of the Line film reviews”

  1. 1 Max Hamlin

    The End of the line has given a huge insight into how the fishing industry has evolved over the past fifty years. Fishing is always percieved by the public as being a basic industry due to its history. The first image that comes to mind is someone with a rod or net by a water source, however the film shows that just like other areas of modern civilisation technology has advanced so far and so quickly that marine dwellers simply have no chance. Radar and navigation systems can now map vast areas whcih not only locate schools of fish but also the areas where fish take refuge. Technology in the industry has simply left no time for species to recover. Fish species are now mirroring resources such as creude oil and natural gas and just like these resources fish species, if not allowed to recover, will become finite. The film is brilliant for raising awareness of the over exploitation of our oceans but what captivated me the most was emphasis that fish are a necessity our planet needs, not just strange, cold, slimy creatures that taste good.

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