Microcosmos (1996)




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Explore the wonders of the insect world as never before possible as the filmmakers who took you in a trip through the clouds in Winged Migration take you on a magical journey underground in this feature that will captivate audiences both young and old. Specially designed cameras take viewers beneath the surface of the earth and into areas previously considered inaccessible to the prying eye of the camera lens as microscopic creatures tower over the screen and perform Herculean tasks worthy of … More

Rating: G
Genre: Documentary
Directed By: , ,
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On DVD: Sep 2, 1997


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Critic Reviews for Microcosmos

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (12)

A movie with a quirky vision.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Breathtaking docu zooms in on insect life in vivid color.

Full Review… | February 11, 2015
Common Sense Media

...inverts our understanding of the cosmos.

Full Review… | August 15, 2013

Both informative and entertaining, French docu doesn't presume any previous knowledge of or interest in the subject, finding the right tone (serio and also slyly humorous) to introduce in detail a previously unrecorded but fascinating universe.

Full Review… | August 16, 2007

Should give the viewer a buzz.

Full Review… | June 4, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Microcosmos

A very straight forward, beautiful piece about the world of the insect, and how big their world is, though we view it as so very small. Directors Claude Nuridsany and Marie Perennou got up close and personal with the world of the ant colony, ladybug, dung beetle, and dragonfly. Only briefly narrated and accompanied by a great soundtrack of smooth classical music, this film only tries to show how insects view the world and the processes of said world. It drags at times, but it is truly engrossing if you see the world with a philosophical view or just want to know more about the world around you. It's short, sweet, and educational if you don't know much about insects or anything nature related.

Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

As exhilarating as anything ever seen on Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom and it's all taking place right in your own back yard.

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

Very entertaining look at the insect world. Call it March of the Praying Mantises. Little conversation. Just observation. It works nonetheless.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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