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The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52 (2021)

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Critic Consensus: Proving 52 is the loneliest number since the number one, The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52 is an engaging nature documentary about the leviathan efforts to understand our large aquatic counterparts.

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THE LONELIEST WHALE: THE SEARCH FOR 52 is a cinematic quest to find the "52 Hertz Whale," which scientists believe has spent its entire life in solitude calling out at a frequency that is different from any other whale. As the film embarks on this engrossing journey, audiences will explore what this whale's lonely plight can teach us -- not just about our changing relationship to the oceans, but to each other. This is the only film that set out in search of 52.

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The result is a touching, often beautiful film. The Loneliest Whale is certainly informative, but, perhaps more importantly for our day and age, it's a mood piece that will speak to those who find something evocative and relatable about the story of 52.

November 12, 2021 | Full Review…

While the dive into the history of the whaling industry is a welcome departure, Zeman's insistence of inserting himself in the action is intrusive and distracting.

July 22, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The enthusiasm and unflappability of the crew are engaging, even when the film feels a bit at sea.

July 10, 2021 | Full Review…

[A]s it wends toward that conclusion, The Loneliest Whale is both invigorating and calming to watch.

July 9, 2021 | Full Review…

Neither slick nor propulsive, "The Loneliest Whale" gently combines aquatic adventure and bobbing meditation on our own species's environmental arrogance.

July 9, 2021 | Full Review…

The result is a well-meaning but somewhat granola, partly engaging yet disorganized documentary, one that searches for an imprecise story and struggles to keep its chief ambitions afloat.

July 8, 2021 | Full Review…

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