90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
One of the best of the genre. If it doesn't serve oysters, per se, this submarine wonder offers marvels in abundance.
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88

Premiere

We actually had the urge to dodge the sea snakes swimming right at us.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's all a treat to behold, and, at least where the turtle and the jellyfish are concerned, it's transcendently beautiful, too. I just wish there was more of it.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The footage is spectacular, the colors electric, the life aquatic trippier than anything you'll see in even the most wildly imaginative animated fare.
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75

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
As dazzling as they come, a visual pageant of strange undersea creatures hunting and scavenging and floating across the screen.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

Offers up dazzling ocean creatures in calmly shifting scenes that could double as the world's most expensive screensaver.
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75

Chicago Tribune

In addition to the romantic music for the cuttlefish courtship, the several musical selections are a step above the usual IMAX fare.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Jim Carrey mostly plays it straight as the narrator. The 3-D effects are uncanny; much of the audience ducked when sea snakes lunged at it. You can't get that on your TV set. Yet.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
Like its predecessors, Under the Sea is family-friendly viewing -- the great white shark swims by, as opposed to tearing prey to shreds. Its goal is to show biodiversity and offer information on how reefs grow, reminding us of threats to these environments.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

Seems more appropriate for a science museum than the Metreon, but that's not the film's problem. The problem is that oceanic movies in actual science museums are far more interesting and nuanced than this documentary.
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77 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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