hits all the right buttons, focusing on the cute (like the seals and penguins) to the dangerous (like the sharks) and the majestic (like the whales)
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Oceans contains some of the most beautiful imagery ever seen in a feature-length documentary.
| Original Score: B+
New technology has helped these filmmakers to build new tools for underwater cinematography that enables them to be more flexible, faster in the water, which is how they captured profile footage of dolphins speeding through the water, for example
Enthralling, enlightening, meditative and often humorous, this is a wonderful documentary about the oceans and those who live within it
A visually stunning plunge into the life aquatic; shame about the narration.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Compactly profound, appropriately humbling, and this is just the tip of the iceberg.
| Original Score: 4/5
If the film does have a standout quality, it would be its meditativeness.
| Original Score: 8/10
Stunning images of some of the most breathtaking and fascinatingly odd creatures of the sea. No cute story added, or needed.
| Original Score: A-
a beautiful--at times breathtaking--visual examination of the undersea world
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Fantastic creatures, fantastic photography
| Original Score: A
Oceans presents the superb underwater photography and cool critters we have come to love from the best nature documentaries.
Quite the beautiful picture to look at, but the person who swims with the Great White is totally insane.
| Original Score: 3/5
Visually [it's] quite seductive.
Oh, it's amazing.
Oceans works best as a series of pretty pictures, each more beautiful and jaw-dropping than the one before it. If you want context, get online or head to a library.
| Original Score: 3/4
Its visual splendor more than makes up for its intellectual poverty.
This monumental documentary gets intimate enough to hear a crab sneeze.