Aliens of the Deep (2005)

Aliens of the Deep



Critic Consensus: An amazing array of images from beneath the sea.

Movie Info

James Cameron, director, deep ocean adventurer and space exploration visionary, combines his talent and his passions in the digital 3D film 'Aliens of the Deep.' Cameron takes audiences to the depths of the ocean to encounter some of the strangest life forms on Earth, while inviting us to imagine what future explorers may someday find on other planets.

Rating: G
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 1, 2005
Box Office: $8.3M
Buena Vista Distribution - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Aliens of the Deep

All Critics (62) | Top Critics (22)

Yes, the work they're doing is mind-boggling and important, but sometimes the images alone are more than capable of speaking for themselves.

Full Review… | December 11, 2009
Associated Press
Top Critic

That IMAX 3-D cameras have plunged so deep to record an often bizarre array of sea creatures undoubtedly delivers a certain 'wow' factor, but the accompanying commentary is heavier on breathless excitement than solid fact.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A master showman's large-format documentary, a movie with great images, great special effects and the sheen of Hollywood often missing in these museum or science-center movies.

Full Review… | December 9, 2005
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

The experience is so immediate and immersive that you actually feel as if you are swimming with the krill.

April 1, 2005
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Here we know only that Cameron and his bright-eyed young scientists (who take turns narrating) are heading to the deeper parts of the Atlantic and Pacific to observe the environment and life-forms down there.

Full Review… | February 20, 2005
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Often thrilling.

Full Review… | January 31, 2005
Village Voice
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Aliens of the Deep


Pretty cool and a little hokey at times.

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

If there's two things that James Cameron can't get enough of, it's aliens and the sea. In this documentary, he combines both of his passions and turns it into a
fascinating exploration of the strange creatures that inhabit the deep depths of the world's oceans. Not only that, but like the great visionary that he is, he also
goes beyond those found on Earth and looks at how the ocean life might look like on one of Jupiter's many moons, namely Europa. It'd be cool to say the least if they went there for real someday, because after seeing this production, it seems the prospect of finding alien life there, is far from mere science fiction.

Mike S

Super Reviewer


Im sort of confused after this doc. It didn't amaze me like other ones, but it isn't horrible, because it did present me to different creatures i've never seen before. It just doesn't compare to any of Disneynature's films. Keep in mind that I saw the 48 minute version not the 96 minute one. Overall Rating:48

Bradley T. Johnson
Bradley J

Super Reviewer

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