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75

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Visually stunning and narratively stunted, this IMAX documentary is the family version of 2006's "An Inconvenient Truth," Al Gore's Oscar-winning documentary on global warming.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Meryl Streep narrates a heartwarming documentary for an up close look at Arctic wildlife.
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70

Movieline

To the Arctic uses spoonfuls of cuteness - featuring walruses and caribou, though polar bears are its primary animal stars - to make its fairly grim environmental message go down a little easier.
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63

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
More storytelling and less preaching would have served those messages better.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Filmmaker Greg MacGillivray, a specialist in gigantic-screen nature movies including "The Living Sea," is up to date in his use of 70mm IMAX film, but he's stuck in the past about how to tell a story.
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50

Slant Magazine

By Ed Gonzalez
Though the film is light on anthropomorphization, its aesthetic is nothing if not infantile.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
After seven trips made over four years, the production was about to wrap when the crew, aboard an icebreaker, encountered a polar bear mom and twin cubs that decided to hang around for a week – offering a rare opportunity to film the daily life of these notoriously camera-shy creatures.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
To the Arctic 3-D is an impassioned plea for action on global warming, and the passion is intensified by the music.
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40

Time Out New York

Somebody give Werner Herzog an IMAX camera already, and let's see what a real filmmaker does with the format.
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38

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Yes, there's some spectacular footage. But there's also an awful lot of filler for a 40-minute movie.
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48 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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