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To the Arctic IMAX 3D Synopsis
With changes in the Arctic environment, a polar bear and her cubs struggle to 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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The Hollywood Reporter

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

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

By Ed Gonzalez
Though the film is light on anthropomorphization, its aesthetic is nothing if not infantile.
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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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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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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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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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What a Total Waste of $40

By ninename
I love the Arctic and iMax films so we drove 65 miles one way to a natural history museum to take our kids to see this. Within 10 minutes my 5 year old was crying because all the polar bears were...

"Arctic" left me cold...

By jeditee
I just got back from the IMAX Theater, and unfortunately, "Arctic" fell far short of my expectations. I was hoping for something akin to "March of the Penguins" in 3D, with the same narrator...

To the Arctic

By ljmandel
Extraordinary Photography!!! Important message in succinct and well narrated format....

Way too short

By mathieunouzareth
Nice movie but paying $60 for 3 tickets for 40 minutes. Are you kidding me!!!!!!! Simply don't go....

Fantastic - Must see

By ebartoloni
I loved this movie/documentary. It is a must see in 3D Imax. I love the location on Broadway and 68th street, the screen is incredible, much bigger than the others I have seen. The movie is very...

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Rated G
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ Educational documentary explores life in the frozen wild.
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