• Released
  • April 20, 2012
  • Documentary
    IMAX
  • 11 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: With ice melting in their Arctic environment, a polar bear and her two cubs do what they can to adapt and survive.

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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