March of the Penguins Synopsis
Emperor penguins are documented during their journey hundreds of miles across the Antarctic ice.
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San Francisco Chronicle

An astonishing documentary.
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100

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
The movie pays tribute to sexual equality and to each gender's agility and strength of character.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's poignant to watch the chicks in their youth, fed by their parents, playing with their chums, the sun climbing higher every day, little...
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A cinematic experience that is dazzlingly different from anything currently in theaters, March of the Penguins captivates with its...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Luc Jacquet's exquisitely shot eye-of-God study of a year in the lives of these distinctive birds is a nature film built with a feel for...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A nature documentary that captures the ferocity and heroism of nature.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Watch them march to the very extremes of extremis, though, and it's easy to feel awe.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Michael Moore might want to look into this before more animal docs steal his thunder.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
When it comes to cute, this baby is off the charts.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Touching and brisk.
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Rated G
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ Stunning, loving documentary; some intense peril.
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