Shackleton (2002)





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All but forgotten at the time of his death in 1922, controversial British explorer Ernest Shackleton would enjoy a rediscovery of sorts decades later, with dozens of books and filmed documentaries devoted to his "magnificent blunder" -- the failed Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-1916. On the sheer weight of his dynamic personality, Shackleton was able to mount an exploratory journey to the Antarctic, accompanied by a crew of 27 men, among them celebrated Australian photographer Frank … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Television
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On DVD: Apr 30, 2002
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Critic Reviews for Shackleton

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | April 24, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Disappointing, especially in comparison with the documentaries on Shakleton.

October 11, 2002
Fantastica Daily

Full Review… | May 4, 2002
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Shackleton


If you love bios or docudramas the way I do, you'll enjoy this one. A really great historical story with in-depth character and historical details that might bore some, but I found fascinating. This film takes it's time in telling the story so that you fully understand the character, and the obstacles he faced to accomplish his expedition. Wonderful A&E mini-series.

Cynthia S.

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I normally love movies based on true stories but this one was too long and boring. There was only about an hour of this movie that I found interesting (once they were stuck on the ice). Watching them kill their animals upset me, too!

Ida Kern

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Quite I recall since I watched this a few years back for Advanced Biology class for extra credit. Needless to say, I didn't get that extra grade since I didn't attempt it for not watching this entire boring movie. LOL. just a flashback.

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