Racing Extinction

An unlikely team of activists and innovators hatches a bold mission to save endangered species.

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  • ★★★½ review by Mr. DuLac on Letterboxd

    Covers much more then I had anticipated, ranging from the expected like covering animals that are on the verge of extinction to activism, the environment and our own self-destructive nature in the name of the all mighty dollar. Sobering and frightening all in a compact 90 minutes.

  • ★★★★ review by Drewgrit on Letterboxd

    Great movie, awesome shots of marine life. Some great people trying to save the Earth and its endangered inhabitants. And while watching this you feel like we are really F----- up, but the people in it give you hope that things can be turned around. But its Bernie Sanders hope not very likely happening!

  • ★★★★ review by blank on Letterboxd

    اسمش معلومه چیه دیگه. تصاویر خوبن و یه داستان کوچولویی تعریف می‌کنه یکیشون که شاید قشنگ‌ترین چیزیه که میشه شنید. خیلی رقیق میش آدم.

  • ★★★½ review by Michael Upson on Letterboxd

    This documentary was really exhausting but considering the subject matter it definitely had to be. As somehow who does not know much about documentaries but really likes rhinos I found this actually genuinely inspiring and think everyone should watch this!!

  • ★★★½ review by Bob Hovey on Letterboxd

    Numerous documentaries have tried to make us aware of the many ways we're screwing up the planet, from carbon emissions to overpopulation to hunting species to extinction ... some try to tell us what we can try to do about it, some show us what others are trying to do about it. Racing extinction falls more into the latter camp, depicting concerned individuals from all walks of life trying to change human behavior in numerous ways, from art projects to community involvement, legislation, emotional appeals and socioeconomic restructuring.

    Will it do any good? I certainly hope so. Does it work as a film? Well, it seems a bit scattershot, quickly jerking us around from one place to another and never really allowing us to see the more interesting details of how these people work or what degree of success they might be having. To see someone as articulate, intelligent, respected and admired as Jane Goodall pop on screen for about thirty seconds and just disappear was particularly disappointing and frustrating. Still, it's a film worth seeing ... there's a great message here and also a good deal of fresh information so it doesn't come off as boring or familiar.

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