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David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (2020)



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One man has seen more of the natural world than any other. This unique feature documentary is his witness statement. In his 93 years, David Attenborough has visited every continent on the globe, exploring the wild places of our planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. Now, for the first time he reflects upon both the defining moments of his lifetime as a naturalist and the devastating changes he has seen. Honest, revealing and urgent, DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: A LIFE ON OUR PLANET is a powerful first-hand account of humanity's impact on nature and a message of hope for future generations.


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All Critics (22) | Top Critics (8)

Attenborough - ever humble, ever magisterial - recognises his extraordinary fortune in being able to travel so far and wide, and interact with so many species now all but lost to us.

November 20, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The film's tone is largely one of making reparation for harm done -- and is only partially hopeful about our prospects for emerging from the flames.

October 21, 2020 | Full Review…

The film's grand achievement is that it positions its subject as a mediator between humans and the natural world.

October 4, 2020 | Full Review…

Attenborough doesn't overstay his welcome, in an 80-plus-minute Netflix special that essentially races through his career to get to his prescription for addressing the impending climate-change disaster.

October 2, 2020 | Full Review…
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I found it unexpectedly moving, not only for the loss on the Earth, but for the amount of my own life I can measure in Attenborough documentaries.

October 1, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Environmental catastrophe can be hard to convey in emotional ways. The scale of it can be deadening. Hearing it from Attenborough, however, gives the message stirring intimacy as well as authority.

September 28, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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