THE LONELIEST WHALE--THE SEARCH FOR 52 is a documentary about a whale that calls at 52 hertz. This is a higher frequency than other whales, and was unique until recently when a second 52-hertz whale was heard. Alas, the documentary is like PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK--it sets everything up, but there is no pay-off. Okay, that may be accurate, but it makes for a disappointing film. (There is a possible sighting at the end, but it is not clear that the scientific community accepts it.) If you want a documentary that actually comes to a conclusion, this is probably not for you.
Released theatrically 21 July 2021. Rating: +1 (-4 to +4), or 6/10.
Film Credits: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2401814/reference
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