Metacritic Movie Ratings
The Cove Reviews

5.0

84

out of 100

Metascore®
Universal acclaim
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    There are many documentaries angry about the human destruction of the planetary peace. This is one of the very best -- a certain Oscar nominee.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Shot rivetingly by cinematographer Brooke Aitken, who combines digital, night-vision and thermal-imaging formats into a formidable package, the footage is edited tautly by Geoffrey Richman and enhanced measurably by J. Ralph's suspenseful score.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    The Cove is the rare documentary specifically designed as a thriller.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    The film makes its case graphically, to say the least, yet muddies its bloody waters with an excess of artifice and a dearth of facts.

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