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To the Arctic 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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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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Too much political propaganda

By macgirl504
Within the first 5 minutes, the film began their global warming speech and it continued until the movie ended. I got tired of hearing it. I found the music completely inappropriate. The imagery...

Nice one

By suresh_g
Nice informational documentary....

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By lobsterbop123
Very amazing. It made me cry....

interesting movie

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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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EDUCATIONAL VALUE
POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS