Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk (2008)

Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk




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Movie Info

A rafting trip down the Colorado River with a group, including Robert Kennedy Jr. and anthropologist Wade Davis, presents evidence of dropping water levels and the need for conservation in this compelling IMAX 3-D film. Robert Redford narrates. Directed by Greg MacGillivray.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary
Directed By:
Written By: Jack Stephens, Stephen Judson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 24, 2009
MacGillivray Freeman Films - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

A good IMAX film usually combines eye-popping visuals with a 'teachable moment', a little history, geology, biology or what not, tucked in between the pretty pictures. Grand Canyon Adventure more than fills that bill.

Full Review… | October 16, 2008
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Grand Canyon is such fun to watch with its superb, 3D quality that it's impossible not to be more caught up, albeit temporarily, in the illusion of getting splashed than in the unsettling realities of the environmental crisis it describes.

Full Review… | March 21, 2008
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Paradoxically, the beauty and splendor of the Grand Canyon...almost belies this docu's dire ecological message

Full Review… | March 17, 2008
Top Critic

Ostensibly, Grand Canyon is about threats to the river that quenches the thirst of much of the West Coast, but the movie is all over the map.

Full Review… | January 9, 2009
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Although muddled at times from its cross-purpose agendas of trumpeting conservation and establishing a story arc that never quite congeals, "Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk" is a lush look at a journey that few people will ever experience except vic

Full Review… | April 15, 2008

The word 'adventure' is a bit of an overstatement...

Full Review… | April 4, 2008
Sacramento News & Review

Audience Reviews for Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk


Very well done 3D effects, and mildly educational. I think more could be done to deliver an effective message, however.

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