Oceans Synopsis
An investigation into the vanishing wonders of the sub-aquatic world.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Dive into a masterpiece.
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91

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...
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90

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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88

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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88

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...
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80

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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75

NPR

Perrin and Cluzaud mainly emphasize the sea's beauty and power as its best argument, finding exquisite choreography between those florid...
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75

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...
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75

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...
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63

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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Great cinematography

By chicklet9802
Loved the close up shots of the animals, however I was expecting it to be more "educational". I was hoping to see rare and unusual creatures of the deep , things we hadn't seen before - and for...

Awesome visuals, but overall lacking..

By sheldoa
The cinematography in Oceans is amazing. There is no denying that. Their choice of Pierce Brosnan as the narrator, however, was a mistake. It almost seems as though he is trying to lull you to...

Very Stunning, Good Story

By jmccloy77
This was a good film. It really tells a good story about what most people dont know about our oceans. Had beautiful images below the surface. Wonderful storys about some interesting creatures and how...

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By vicki51
Awesome photography and amazing narrative! For all ages - even the 3 year old enjoyed it!...

Oceans

By briang89
Captivating! I saw creatures I never dreamed imaginable. Photography was awesome. Narration was riveting. I highly recommend this movie to all animal and nature lovers!...

Five Word Review

By Javajive
The Oceanscope underworld is Supernova!!!...

Oceans is a moving and visually powerful film

By sudarango
Stunning and incredibly valuable. The Film takes the viewer to the depths of the Sea in a way that no other film of its kind has done before. It puts the audience as close to the creatures of the...

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By californiadreamer
This is probably the only time some of us will see these parts of the oceans or the inhabitants that live there. DisneyNature did an awesome job with the help of others I'm sure, but definitely a...

Great MOvie!

By rahobbins09
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie - seeing all the animals on the big screen was overwhelming - Disney again did a great job of bringing to life the importance of our awareness to the all important...

Truly a unique view

By mommafox99
Oceans was an awesome view of life in the waters of earth and it wasn't a bang you over the head propaganda about being green... the green emphasis was very subtle and appreciated because it allowed...

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Rated G
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ Gorgeous educational docu dives deep for facts; kids OK.
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EDUCATIONAL VALUE
POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS