Mystery of the Nile (2005)

Mystery of the Nile



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On Christmas day of 2003, Pasquale Scaturro and a team of explorers set out on an epic quest to become the first to complete a full descent of the world's greatest river, the Blue Nile and the Nile, from source to sea. Four months later, on April 28 at 7:01am, Pasquale and his expedition partner Gordon Brown, reached the mouth of the Nile at the Mediterranean Sea, becoming the first in history to complete this 3,250-mile journey. Their amazing journey is the basis for the IMAX film, 'Mystery of … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Jordi Llompart
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 3, 2006
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All Critics (18) | Top Critics (8)

Steeped in important discoveries, yet I never get a clear idea of what these people are up to.

Full Review… | February 10, 2006
Detroit Free Press
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The filmmakers document some of the more-difficult challenges the expedition faced, but they also provide an informative overview of the river's biology and history, as well as introducing some of the people who depend on the river.

Full Review… | October 6, 2005
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Provides a banquet of stunning scenery while making the most of the sweeping, panoramic capabilities of the Imax format.

Full Review… | July 31, 2005
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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A lovely but sedate version of Scaturro and Brown's history-making adventure.

February 25, 2005
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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By patching together snippets from all these stories, then stitching them together with a cliched, lazily rendered script, this film does nothing but make us wonder what we've missed.

Full Review… | February 25, 2005
Boston Globe
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You'll enjoy the scenery and maybe learn a little something.

Full Review… | February 18, 2005
Orlando Sentinel
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