Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story

Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story

Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story

The kangaroo image is proudly used by top companies, sports teams and as tourist souvenirs, yet when they hop across the vast continent, some consider them to be pests to be shot and sold for profit. Kangaroo unpacks a national paradigm where the relationship with kangaroos is examined.

2017Rating: M, Mature themes and scenes of animal slaughter103 minsAustralia
Documentary
Director:
Kate McIntyre Clere ('Yogawoman')Michael McIntyre ('Aussie Rules the World', 'What to Do About Whales?')
Writer:
Kate McIntyre ClereMichael McIntyre
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Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

Balanced it is not, but Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story proves to be a bluntly effective, in a pry-your-eyes-open-with-a-crowbar kind of way, piece of animal welfare advocacy.

4.0
Village Voice

Village Voice

press

Kangaroo is a sobering depiction of how deep cultural divides affect the future of a species, even one so seemingly ubiquitous and resilient.

Variety

Variety

press

Has the potential to help bring kangaroo welfare and management into much sharper focus in Australia and internationally.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The filmmakers are determined to sound a wake-up siren, and they blast it here with extra strength.

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

It's not necessary to believe every claim in the film, which inclines towards an animal liberation stance, but there's enough to make you weep for this unique species.

3.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Turns out Australia's national icon is one mightily maligned marsupial, as revealed by the eye-opening investigative documentary "Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story."

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

In the end, Kangaroo is the kind of advocacy film that's most likely to convince you if you already believe.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A well-made and emotive film…

ABC

ABC

press

Eye-opening, revelatory, at times jaw-dropping, and a call to action.

Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

Balanced it is not, but Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story proves to be a bluntly effective, in a pry-your-eyes-open-with-a-crowbar kind of way, piece of animal welfare advocacy.

4.0
Village Voice

Village Voice

press

Kangaroo is a sobering depiction of how deep cultural divides affect the future of a species, even one so seemingly ubiquitous and resilient.

Variety

Variety

press

Has the potential to help bring kangaroo welfare and management into much sharper focus in Australia and internationally.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The filmmakers are determined to sound a wake-up siren, and they blast it here with extra strength.

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

It's not necessary to believe every claim in the film, which inclines towards an animal liberation stance, but there's enough to make you weep for this unique species.

3.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Turns out Australia's national icon is one mightily maligned marsupial, as revealed by the eye-opening investigative documentary "Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story."

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

In the end, Kangaroo is the kind of advocacy film that's most likely to convince you if you already believe.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A well-made and emotive film…

ABC

ABC

press

Eye-opening, revelatory, at times jaw-dropping, and a call to action.

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