The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Dive into a masterpiece.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
There have, over the years, been a lot of terrific undersea documentaries, but if you want to know what distinguishes this new one, it comes down to a single word: technology.
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The Hollywood Reporter

What "Winged Migration" did for birds, Oceans does for all sorts of strange sea creatures in an ambitious, impressively filmed documentary.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
An evolutionary leap forward, a visually exquisite film that doesn't ignore the truths of pollution and predatory survival.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The movie could -- should -- be a symphony, and it frequently makes excellent use of spare classical music. When Brosnan pipes up, he is as welcome as a car alarm.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Perfect for families and exquisitely shot, this entry from the Disneynature division is even better and fresher than last year's "Earth."
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Perrin and Cluzaud mainly emphasize the sea's beauty and power as its best argument, finding exquisite choreography between those florid stretches of narration.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The music is symphonic, the cinematography spectacular, the narration — ay, there's the rub. In Oceans, the latest Disney nature documentary, the voice-over almost manages to turn the majestic into the mundane. Almost.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Bruno Coulais' musical score provides an evocative counterpoint to the often dazzling photography. A scene featuring diving sea birds and whales moving in concert with the rhythm of the waves is stunning.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Unlike in “Winged Migration,’’ the majestic imagery fails to tell a story or advance a message.
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75 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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