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Odyssey, The (PG)

Adventure, Biography

Highly influential and a fearlessly ambitious pioneer, innovator, filmmaker, researcher and conservationist, Jacques-Yves Cousteau's aquatic adventure covers roughly thirty years of an inarguably rich in achievements life.

The critical consensus

Cousteau lived an exciting, if sometimes tortuous life. But, while it's engagingly played by a solid cast, this respectful but hardly revelatory account lacks the narrative potency to recreate it.

***(*)(*)David Parkinson, Empire Online, 08/08/2017

Lambert Wilson plays Jacques Cousteau in Jérôme Salle's fantastic-looking but rather clichéd biopic.

***(*)(*)Allan Hunter, The List, 14/08/2017

When they’re actually underwater or on the ice or gliding through the air like pilots in an Antoine de Saint-Exupéry story, all their petty feuding is quickly forgotten and The Odyssey takes on, at least briefly, a magical quality.

***(*)(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 16/08/2017

A decent chronological info dump, but fails to get under the icon’s skin.

David Jenkins, Little White Lies, 17/08/2017

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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