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Chasing Ice Reviews

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David Jenkins
Little White Lies

Is this about the hazards of global warming or the awesomeness of James Balog? Not entirely sure...

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 2/5

December 13, 2012
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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The movie might have given us a bit less of Balog and a bit more of the startling sequences he produced.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

November 23, 2012
Chris Knight
National Post

Full Review Source: National Post | Original Score: 2/4

January 22, 2013
Lindsey Cherner
Austin American-Statesman

While visually and emotionally stunning, "Chasing Ice" raises almost as many questions as it answers.

Full Review Source: Austin American-Statesman | Original Score: 4/5

February 7, 2013
Stephen Carty
Flix Capacitor

On one hand, it's humbling to watch as a glacier the size of five football fields slumps into the ocean like a defeated whale, while on the other it's eye-opening to think about how cataclysmic the effects could be in years to come.

Full Review Source: Flix Capacitor | Original Score: 4/5

June 6, 2013
Tomas Hachard
Slant Magazine

If you need it, the doc offers a devastating, and often beautifully shot, reality check.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 3, 2012
Craig Skinner
HeyUGuys

Balog has created time-lapse images of the receding glaciers, providing a beautiful but terrifying example of the effects of climate change.

Full Review Source: HeyUGuys | Original Score: 4/5

October 13, 2012
Jennifer Tate
ViewLondon

Utterly engaging in its demonstration of the planet's shocking climate change and is thoroughly absorbing to watch.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

December 13, 2012
Danny Scott
The Skinny

Chasing Ice is a uniquely visual adventure with a chilling message warmed by Balog's humanity.

Full Review Source: The Skinny | Original Score: 4/5

December 11, 2012
Daniel Walber
Film School Rejects

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: B+

January 22, 2013
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Global Warming? "Seeing is believing."

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 3/4

December 31, 2012
Margot Harrison
Seven Days

As a documentary, it offers most of its likely viewers grim confirmation of what they already know, rather than the thrill of discovery.

Full Review Source: Seven Days | Original Score: 7/10

May 22, 2013
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Pictures, of course, say more than a thousand flowcharts or Al Gore's PowerPoint presentations. The images here are as glorious as those in any nature documentary ever made.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: B+

December 3, 2012
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

Chasing Ice will open your eyes to a world you've never seen before and it will make you think. But whether any of us can change anything is a different matter altogether.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 4/5

January 4, 2013
Gail Tolley
The List

It's an absorbing and vital watch.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 4/5

December 18, 2012
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The "green" teams looking into such energy sources as solar, wind and nuclear are often ridiculed. Watch "Chasing Ice" and see if you laugh.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

November 15, 2012
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au

Less a didactic 'message-movie' than a study of one man's steely determination, the debut helmer directs with a sure hand and no-frills aesthetic.

Full Review Source: sbs.com.au

April 25, 2013
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

So long as filmmaker Jeff Orlowski keeps his focus on the findings from (James) Balog's Extreme Ice Survey (EIS)..."Chasing Ice" is gripping.

Full Review Source: Movie Dearest | Original Score: B+

November 23, 2012
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Beautiful photography, chilling conclusions.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

November 29, 2012
Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com

Glaciers melt alarmingly fast in exciting story of obsessed pied piper with a camera traveling by boat, copter, and dogsled into the Arctic to download astonishing footage.

Full Review Source: Film-Forward.com | Original Score: 8/10

November 9, 2012
Mark Jenkins
NPR.org
January 22, 2013

San Francisco Chronicle
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January 22, 2013
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