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Deep Sea 3D (2006)



Average Rating: 7.7/10
Reviews Counted: 33
Fresh: 30 | Rotten: 3

Viewers will welcome being whisked away to this magical world of exotic sea life.


Average Rating: 7.2/10
Critic Reviews: 14
Fresh: 12 | Rotten: 2

Viewers will welcome being whisked away to this magical world of exotic sea life.



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The beauty and mystery of life beneath the surface of the ocean is brought to the screen in this documentary, shot in 3-D and exhibited in the high-definition IMAX film format. Shot in the ocean depths off the coasts of Baja, the Caribbean, and North Carolina, Deep Sea depicts the complexity of the underwater ecosystem, as some sea creatures live in cooperation while others feed upon weaker species to survive. Filmmaker Howard Hall also focuses on the splendor of this world rarely seen by human

Mar 27, 2007


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All Critics (35) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (30) | Rotten (3) | DVD (3)

And so it goes, for a magical 40 minutes: underwater footage often startlingly beautiful, made more so by the immediacy of 3D.

March 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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One of the more solidly entertaining deep-sea documentaries filmed in IMAX.

March 3, 2006
New York Post
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If the typical IMAX offering has a handful of unforgettable shots, this one delivers about 50.

March 3, 2006 Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press
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In sum: Many creatures are eaten, but this often-impressive movie left me hungry for more.

March 3, 2006
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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A vision of nature that even a strip miner would want to conserve.

March 3, 2006 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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Clocking in at 39 minutes, which may be about all the eyes can handle, Deep Sea 3D transports exotic sea species literally to our noses.

March 2, 2006
New York Times
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4 starsYou can just sink into "Deep Sea 3D," a lovely, lush experience that, believe it or not, blends the grandeur of the deep with the violence of nature and the sad state in which humans have left the oceans.

April 17, 2007 Full Review
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) all-too-brief but fascinating look at some of our ocean's irreplaceable treasures.

March 23, 2007 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

No matter who's talking, the audience's attention will be on the images wrapping themselves around them.

February 22, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

The Halls have taken an artistic leap beyond their masterful Coral Reef Adventure (2003), stripping away much of the narrative thread and allowing the film to drift to and fro on currents of sheer beauty.

June 30, 2006 Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego Union-Tribune

After being in something of a rut for a while, the IMAX 3-D format is back at the top of its game with this fascinating tour of the world's oceans and the bizarre, alien-looking life forms found there.

May 12, 2006 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

There is no downtime in the production. You'll spend every moment oohing and aahing at the delicate balance of nature in the gently swaying deep sea.

April 27, 2006 Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card
Hollywood Report Card

Even though this film does provide some conventional thrills, what's surprising is how intimate, and almost shiveringly sensitive, it makes the ocean seem

April 4, 2006 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Fancy a spot of scuba diving? Without getting wet? And in the company of Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet?

March 11, 2006 Full Review Source: BBC

Forget haunted houses and the mountains of the moon: There's no better environment to show off the wonder of the immersive IMAX 3-D experience than the deep blue sea.

March 3, 2006 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Deep Sea 3D really is a marvel of filmmaking.

March 3, 2006 Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee
Sacramento Bee

Deep Sea 3D doesn't go any deeper than the ocean floor . . . but that's pretty deep.

March 3, 2006 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Take the plunge. This is one instance where it's totally delightful to feel like you're swimming with sharks.

March 3, 2006 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

IMAX movies, especially in 3-D, are well suited to take you to another world... and what a world it is.

March 3, 2006 Full Review Source:

The 3D images are crisp and engrossing. Let the field trips begin!

March 3, 2006
Salt Lake Tribune

When the photography is this gorgeous and the 3-D is this impressive, you can overlook the overly loose structure.

March 2, 2006
E! Online

Audience Reviews for Deep Sea 3D

Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet narrate an documentary about the exploration of the deep sea.
June 29, 2008
T Tsang

Super Reviewer

The only achievement from this film is proving that 3D actually works.
January 24, 2009

Super Reviewer

Breaththaking and amazing! Sure, it's a little too short, but what it does show is nothing short of perfectly beautiful.
June 20, 2008
Quinto Wallight

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