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Becoming Cousteau

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A look at the life, passions, achievements and tragedies surrounding the famous explorer and environmentalist Jacques Cousteau, featuring an archive of his newly restored footage.

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Sep 17, 2021

Consistently engrossing as well as informative, the film delivers a richly humanistic portrait of a complex, indefatigable figure who introduced multiple awestruck generations to the wonders beneath the sea.

Metacritic review by Frank Scheck
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
70
Sep 17, 2021

Garbus’s approach is respectful, never hagiographic and allows room for consideration of Cousteau’s professional regrets and personal failings.

Allan Hunter
Screen Daily
60
Sep 17, 2021

“Becoming Cousteau” could have used a little more focus on his earthly experiences.

Metacritic review by Elizabeth Weitzman
Elizabeth Weitzman
TheWrap