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Is this about the hazards of global warming or the awesomeness of James Balog? Not entirely sure...
| Original Score: 2/5
The movie might have given us a bit less of Balog and a bit more of the startling sequences he produced.
| Original Score: 2/4
While visually and emotionally stunning, "Chasing Ice" raises almost as many questions as it answers.
| Original Score: 4/5
If you need it, the doc offers a devastating, and often beautifully shot, reality check.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Balog has created time-lapse images of the receding glaciers, providing a beautiful but terrifying example of the effects of climate change.
Utterly engaging in its demonstration of the planet's shocking climate change and is thoroughly absorbing to watch.
Chasing Ice is a uniquely visual adventure with a chilling message warmed by Balog's humanity.
| Original Score: B+
Global Warming? "Seeing is believing."
| Original Score: 3/4
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.
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.
It's an absorbing and vital watch.
The "green" teams looking into such energy sources as solar, wind and nuclear are often ridiculed. Watch "Chasing Ice" and see if you laugh.
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.
So long as filmmaker Jeff Orlowski keeps his focus on the findings from (James) Balog's Extreme Ice Survey (EIS)..."Chasing Ice" is gripping.
Beautiful photography, chilling conclusions.
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.
| Original Score: 8/10
Beautiful, affecting documentary about glacier retreat.
| Original Score: 5/5
Provides a memorable bookend to accompanying shots of storms, fires, and floods from the last few years, ones that resonate urgently with the recent Hurricane Sandy damage still in the news.
| Original Score: B-