While in captivity, Tilikum, a performing killer whale, has been responsible for the deaths of three people, including a top orca trainer. Blackfish shows the sometimes devastating consequences of capturing and confining such intelligent and sentient creatures.
“It’s true that the number of whales in captivity isn’t huge. But they’ve now become the mightiest symbols of our cultural hubris — of our inability to manage creatures we have the power to capture and imprison. It’s a metaphor for the ages”. – David Edelstein, New York Magazine
“An extraordinary, must-see examination of what humans do to killer whales so that these amazing creatures can become one more entertainment.” – Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News