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Sacred Planet

Sacred Planet (2004)

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Average Rating: 6.2/10
Critic Reviews: 13
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 4

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Directed by Jon Long, this 45-minute IMAX production travels across the globe not only in an attempt to instill a proper sense of awe, but also to encourage the preservation of the environment as a whole. Among the locations highlighted are the mountains of Vancouver, New Zealand's white sand beaches, the deserts of Namibia, the canyons of Arizona and Utah, and the Alaskan wilderness. In addition to the landscapes, animals and people indigenous to the areas are highlighted in an effort to

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Apr 5, 2005

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Avoids polemic in favor of simply showing the many splendors we may yet lose forever.

May 13, 2004 Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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An Imax feature that is dazzling yet superfluous.

April 29, 2004
Philadelphia Inquirer
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A repetitive, globe-hopping Imax project that dresses up well-known ecological truisms with pretty nature photography.

April 27, 2004 Full Review Source: Variety
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A feast for the senses. It's also one from the heart.

April 24, 2004 Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News
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A fine thing for families and school groups.

April 23, 2004 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Sacred Planet is a kind of Koyaanisqatsi for kids.

April 23, 2004
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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...generally possesses the feel of a hopelessly dry education video...

January 17, 2009 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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neglects to let the star, the planet, do the talking

April 7, 2005 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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The imagery is stunning, the message urgent.

August 8, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Images are very pleasing, but only a few actually take your breath away. Still, this should provide a good springboard for conversation into civilization & environmentalism.

April 30, 2004 Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card
Hollywood Report Card

The images are what carry this 40-minute exploration of the nooks and crannies (and cultural disparities) of our earth.

April 23, 2004 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

The images are enthralling, as per usual with the giant IMAX format, and cover Alaskan glaciers, the desert Southwest, the jungles of Borneo, Thailand, the African plains, and the shores of New Zealand.

April 22, 2004
Philadelphia Daily News

Feels simplistic and a little condescending.

April 22, 2004 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A by-the-numbers ecology film that's full of pretty images of Mother Earth strung together with precious little imagination, originality or enthusiasm.

April 22, 2004 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Audience Reviews for Sacred Planet

Very visually entertaining and stimulating. Would've been better to see on the big screen though...
December 14, 2008
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