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Unlocking the Cage

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Rotten Tomatoes Logo82%
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Rated: 16+20161h 30mOn: HBO Tags: Female Director Country: America

Renowned filmmakers D A Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus follow determined animal rights activist Steven Wise into the courtroom for an unprecedented battle that seeks to utilize the writ of habeas corpus to expand legal “personhood” to include certain animals. Wise’s unusual plaintiffs—chimpanzees Tommy and Kiko, once famed showbiz stars—are now living in filth, struggling to survive. Wise and his impassioned legal team take us into the field, revealing gripping evidence of such abuse and plunging us into the intricacies of their case as they probe preconceived notions of what it means to be a non-human animal.Unlocking the Cage is streaming on HBO, and available for rent or purchase on iTunes. It's a documentary and drama movie with a high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 82% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.9 (331 votes).

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#12,348 Ranked Movie

#55 Ranked in News Movies

#419 Ranked in Movies on HBO

#1030 Ranked in Female Director Movies

Unlocking the Cage has a high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 82% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.9 (331 votes). The movie is not very popular with Reelgood users lately.

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