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Under the Sea 3D Reviews

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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Alison Willmore
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 29, 2009
The footage is spectacular, the colors electric, the life aquatic trippier than anything you'll see in even the most wildly imaginative animated fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
February 18, 2009
It's impossible not to be wowed by some of the images in Under the Sea 3D, 
the coolest of which are a nice 
reminder that, even in the age of CG wizardry, the best special effects still come straight from Mother Nature.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
February 17, 2009
Under the Sea 3D is a beautiful reminder that movies can take us to places we've never been before. There are still worlds to conquer out there that don't require the gussying up of CGI effects to hold our attention.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
February 13, 2009
Even about halfway in, even having settled into your seat with those plastic glasses nestled on your nose, you'll still find yourself dazzled again and again by the impossibly breathtaking beauty of the IMAX adventure Under the Sea 3D.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
February 13, 2009
The plot may not be much -- amazing creatures live in the sea and if we keep polluting the world a bunch of them will die, so let's stop being such jerks -- but the visuals are absolutely fantastic.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
February 13, 2009
If you're not taking the family on an exotic beach vacation anytime soon, consider this a reasonable alternative.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
February 13, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Reyhan Harmanci
San Francisco Chronicle
February 13, 2009
Oceanic movies in actual science museums are far more interesting and nuanced than this documentary -- not to mention the wildly popular Planet Earth series, which even in 2-D looks better.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2009
As intimate and enjoyable as anything Imax has done in 3-D.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
February 13, 2009
This is the fourth Imax underwater excursion, and the second in 3-D, and it may just be the best yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
February 13, 2009
Under the Sea 3D is 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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Michael Esposito
Chicago Tribune
February 13, 2009
The images are impressive, and include shots of some cuttlefish 'hey-hey' cleverly set to the song Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (the theme song for the Britcom Coupling).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
February 13, 2009
No computer-designed animatronic invention can begin to match the beauty and grace of the oceanic life photographed in Under the Sea 3D.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
February 12, 2009
One of the most fun and engaging IMAX movies to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
February 12, 2009
Here to inspire awe and depression with a vast universe of marine life that, barring possible ecological disaster, will be here eons after we're gone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
February 12, 2009
The tone is optimistic that these amazing creatures can be saved, and the message that the ocean ecology is worth preserving is delivered without preaching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
February 12, 2009
After 40 minutes behind 3-D glasses watching rare aquatic creatures, why bother with airline tickets and scuba gear?
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 12, 2009
It's that kind of detail that makes a the film such an immersive experience. An educational one, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
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February 10, 2009
Gorgeous, informative and as gripping as a shark's jaws.