Mystery of the Nile - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mystery of the Nile Reviews

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Susan Granger
April 9, 2005
A travelogue, more than an adventure saga, this IMAX film explores the Nile's cultural, agricultural and societal importance.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Edward Ortiz
Sacramento Bee
October 6, 2006
Director Jordi Llompart packs so much material into a scant 47 minutes that you get the feeling that you've read a Cliffs Notes version of the journey when what you crave is the full fleshed-out story.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Louise Kennedy
Boston Globe
February 25, 2005
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 | Original Score: 1/4
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
February 23, 2005
The beginning of the journey is much more exciting than the end.
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
February 10, 2006
Steeped in important discoveries, yet I never get a clear idea of what these people are up to.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 18, 2005
You'll enjoy the scenery and maybe learn a little something.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 7, 2005
Mystery of the Nile is the sort of movie large-format theaters were made for: Daredevils do crazy things, and we experience them from the comfort of padded chairs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 8, 2005
The stops along the way make this a journey worth taking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Erika Gonzalez
Denver Rocky Mountain News
February 25, 2005
A lovely but sedate version of Scaturro and Brown's history-making adventure.
| Original Score: B
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Melinda Ennis
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 31, 2005
Provides a banquet of stunning scenery while making the most of the sweeping, panoramic capabilities of the Imax format.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 6, 2005
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
November 10, 2006
Although the title implies we are about to delve into the ancient past to discover the mysteries of the Nile, this IMAX big screen documentary is more of a combo of extreme sports with but a splash of history
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
February 18, 2005
A startling record of the adventurers' progress, setbacks and encounters with natives and antiquities as they make their way to Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jordan Reed
Boxoffice Magazine
February 18, 2005
The courage, curiosity and perhaps partial insanity of the explorers -- not to mention the film crew -- are admirable, as their trials and tribulations yield stunning images galore.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
February 24, 2005
Any movie can make the sight of an unmanned raft going over a waterfall appear dramatic is worth a gander.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
May 9, 2005
Rafting action/adventure meets education along the Nile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ronnie Scheib
April 16, 2009

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 6, 2007
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