Chasing Ice Reviews

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David Jenkins
Little White Lies
December 13, 2012
Is this about the hazards of global warming or the awesomeness of James Balog? Not entirely sure...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
November 23, 2012
The movie might have given us a bit less of Balog and a bit more of the startling sequences he produced.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Knight
National Post
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Lindsey Cherner
Austin American-Statesman
February 7, 2013
While visually and emotionally stunning, "Chasing Ice" raises almost as many questions as it answers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tomas Hachard
Slant Magazine
November 3, 2012
If you need it, the doc offers a devastating, and often beautifully shot, reality check.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Craig Skinner
October 13, 2012
Balog has created time-lapse images of the receding glaciers, providing a beautiful but terrifying example of the effects of climate change.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jennifer Tate
December 13, 2012
Utterly engaging in its demonstration of the planet's shocking climate change and is thoroughly absorbing to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
T'Cha Dunlevy
Montreal Gazette
April 7, 2015
While their persistence is remarkable, it is rewarded by the breathtaking yet heartbreaking images obtained. In every location, they find irrefutable evidence of the dramatic degradation of the planet's glaciers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Danny Scott
The Skinny
December 11, 2012
Chasing Ice is a uniquely visual adventure with a chilling message warmed by Balog's humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Daniel Walber
Film School Rejects
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
December 31, 2012
Global Warming? "Seeing is believing."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Margot Harrison
Seven Days
May 22, 2013
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 | Original Score: 7/10
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
December 3, 2012
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 | Original Score: B+
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
January 4, 2013
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Gail Tolley
The List
December 18, 2012
It's an absorbing and vital watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 15, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Simon Foster
April 25, 2013
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.
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
November 23, 2012
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 | Original Score: B+
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
November 29, 2012
Beautiful photography, chilling conclusions.
Nora Lee Mandel
November 9, 2012
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 | Original Score: 8/10
Mark Jenkins
January 22, 2013
Top Critic

San Francisco Chronicle
January 22, 2013
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