Arctic Tale (2007)



Critic Consensus: Arctic Tale features breathtaking nature cinematography, but is undone by its over-cutesy narration.

Movie Info

"Arctic Tale" is an epic adventure that explores the vast world of the Great North. The film follows the walrus, Seela, and the polar bear, Nanu, on their journey from birth to adolescence to maturity and parenthood in the frozen Arctic wilderness. Once a perpetual winter wonderland of snow and ice, the walrus' and the polar bear's beautiful icebound world is melting away from underneath them.

Rating: G
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Linda Woolverton, Mose Richards, Kristin Gore
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 4, 2007
Box Office: $0.6M
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Critic Reviews for Arctic Tale

All Critics (97) | Top Critics (31)

This anthropomorphic Disneyfication -- presumably intended to give youngsters something to relate to -- is made worse by the film's elementary dialogue and Queen Latifah's crass 'n' brash delivery.

Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

A well-intentioned film that isn't a documentary and isn't a very good adventure story.

August 20, 2007
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Arctic Tale isn't a documentary. They say it right there in the title, see? It's a tale. [Blu-ray]

Full Review… | June 19, 2009
Groucho Reviews

The photography of Arctic Tale is what makes it so good. The nature documentary style of this movie is brilliant and breathtaking at times.

Full Review… | April 28, 2009
7M Pictures

This effort soundly delivers the inconvenient truth to the generation who'll inherit it.

Full Review… | April 23, 2009
Boston Phoenix

...the movie is mainly for the benefit of children, a good thing because the world will soon enough be in their hands.

Full Review… | April 13, 2009
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Arctic Tale


What do we learn watching this movie? Fuzzy baby bears are cuter than baby walruses. Being a wild animal is tough. Its made tougher when the walrus' breeding grounds are melting away.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer

So sad. Have tissues handy... Made me realize just how desperate it is to stop global warming. I have taken an active role in fighting this cause since watching this movie. This needs to end now.

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer


Gorgeous vistas are undermined by narration, message, flatulance.

William Goss

Super Reviewer

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