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Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Sep 16, 2011
    25
    Jane's Journey is an exceedingly graceful and dignified sleep aid.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Sep 16, 2011
    60
    Though Lorenz Knauer's film is as thoughtful as his subject - with a break for interviews with Pierce Brosnan and Goodall's fellow UN Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie - the study of chimps is given short shrift.
  3. Reviewed by: Paul Brunick
    Sep 15, 2011
    60
    Skimps on intellectual substance but skirts by on the lightly likable charm of its subject.
  4. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Sep 13, 2011
    40
    Any analysis of her philanthropy or character is traded for blind idol worship; only intermittent footage of the subject interacting with the natural environments she hopes to save (hippo habitats, arctic snowscapes) manages to sidestep bland reverence.
  5. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    Sep 13, 2011
    50
    Spectacularly photographed and journalistically lame, Jane's Journey blows a 105-minute kiss to Dr. Jane Goodall.
  6. Reviewed by: Deborah Young
    Sep 12, 2011
    70
    Overall, film hits the right tone, and its brief but fascinating glimpses into Goodall's private life distinguishes it from the many TV docs on the lady.
  7. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Sep 12, 2011
    70
    A worshipful tribute to the life and work of Jane Goodall.
  8. Reviewed by: Joseph Jon Lanthier
    Sep 11, 2011
    50
    Despite the fact that Goodall narrates the bulk of the material, there are scant details about her concrete contributions to animal and life science save for her observing of chimp-made tools.

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