G, 107 minutes
Jane Goodall, Angelina Jolie, Pierce Brosnan
At 75, Dr Jane. Goodall is not just the world's leading expert on chimpaneez, but also one of the graetest defenders of the environment. She’s the inspiring subject of Lorenz Knauer’s feature documentary Jane’s Journey, chronicling the last 20 years of her life as an environmental activist with fervent admiration bordering on cheery hagiography. 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. Cameos by Angeline Jolie, Pierce Brosnan and Kofi Annan support her environmental mission, which this very positive film will certainly further via television, festivals and schools.
Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter