Ocean Oasis (2001)

Ocean Oasis

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What powerful geologic forces collided to carve out this unique region? What drives the strong currents that make this ocean so unusually rich in nutrients? How does life thrive in a seemingly barren landscape? Ocean Oasis mesmerizes us with revealing and memorable scenes that explore these mysteries. Glide side-by-side with a graceful giant manta ray as it arches and swoops through water sparkling under the hot Baja California sun. Witness the pageant of migrating whales, the elaborate tango of … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary , Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Parfit
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 28, 2003
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for Ocean Oasis

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

You're not getting the whole picture in Ocean Oasis, just the critter-cute ones. But at least the film is well shot, showing striking vistas and images both above and beneath the waves.

Full Review… | May 26, 2006
Houston Chronicle
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It's peaceful, gentle and tranquil. It's not quite the same as a vacation, but it's about as close as you're going to get on celluloid.

January 12, 2006
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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A photographic marvel of sorts, and it's certainly an invaluable record of that special fishy community.

Full Review… | June 12, 2003
Chicago Tribune
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The narration, although provided by an ecologist and a naturalist, is a redundant gush of New Age wonderment at sights better left to speak for themselves.

Full Review… | June 10, 2002
Chicago Reader
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If you prefer nature films to be unprovocatively handsome, Oasis will be your cup of soothing tea. It may be especially useful for little folks who are getting a first view of oceanography.

Full Review… | April 23, 2004
Charlotte Observer

The filmmakers know how to please the eye, but it is not always the prettiest pictures that tell the best story.

Full Review… | June 17, 2002
Big Movie Zone

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