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The Island at the Top of the World

The Island at the Top of the World (1974)

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This Disney family adventure, directed by Robert Stevenson in his Jules Verne mode, concern a group of explorers who travel to the Arctic Circle in 1908 to explore the uncharted wastes of the North Pole. Sir Anthony Ross (Donald Sinden), a rich Londoner, organizes an Arctic exploration team in hopes of locating his missing son. Providing expert advice is Prof. John Ivarson (David Hartman), a professor of Nordic history. As the group explores the frozen tundra, they come across an unknown valley,

May 18, 1999

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The Arctic looks like a melted dessert, the Viking village like a low-rent neighborhood in Disneyland, and the Vikings themselves like Hell's Angels on Halloween.

April 24, 2011 Full Review Source: TIME Magazine
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All deliver realistic performances.

March 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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Unimaginative plot, interminable dialogue in 'Old Norse', some pointless love interest, and a particularly repulsive poodle.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Stunningly photographed scenery and convincing visual effects make this film one of Disney's more believable efforts.

April 24, 2011 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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So-so Disney spectacle with not so special effects.

October 15, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

Loved it as a kid, but I haven't seen it since.

August 21, 2002
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

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