The Human Body Reviews

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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 18, 2006
Little naked babies in the water. Got your attention now? I'll get back to the babies.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
February 19, 2004
Perhaps we could do without the six-story-high close-up of a teenager popping a zit, but everything else is fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
February 19, 2004
Intelligent, clear and with a playful sense of humor, there's something here for virtually every body.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
January 28, 2004
Fascinating stuff.
| Original Score: 3/5
David Barton
Sacramento Bee
January 16, 2004
Both a triumph of photographic technique and a rousing good time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 10, 2003
It is truly wondrous to behold.
| Original Score: 3/4
January 10, 2003
As a visually fascinating science lesson, they get an A+.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Matt Weitz
Dallas Morning News
January 9, 2003
Overall, the film is so striking that you hardly notice that you're learning something -- quite an improvement over those old filmstrips.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Most viewers will learn something from this film.
Herb Lash
Big Movie Zone
June 17, 2002
There are things happening in your body right now that you will never see unless you see this film.
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
December 29, 2001
Though plenty of room for improvement exists, The Human Body hosts wonderfully appreciative glimpses of ourselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International
December 29, 2001
From beginning to end, The Human Body is a rare visual and aural treat.
Top Critic
John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune
December 29, 2001
My guess is that The Human Body will inspire more than a few enterprising young men and women to consider entering the fields of science and medicine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

E! Online
December 29, 2001
Among the X-rayed, magnified wonders: food getting sloshed to pieces in the stomach; the inside of a beating heart looking like a tent flapping in a tornado; and snaky neurons firing in the brain somehow adding up to thoughts.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
December 29, 2001
A near-seamless melding of science fact, visual flourish and pure entertainment, The Human Body will leave audiences laughing, wincing and, most importantly, thoroughly amazed by what's going on inside them.
December 29, 2001
A movie about the hard-to-reach interior landscapes inside all of us -- rushing currents of blood, jostling crowds of sperm, electrified neurons in the brain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Susan Granger
March 11, 2007
How do you condense an eight-hour BBC-TV series into a 43-minute large-format movie? With great difficulty. Too much information in too little time.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Bridget Byrne
Boxoffice Magazine
December 29, 2001
The impression left is that of a series of slides with the lecturer flashing the clicker too quickly from one to another.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Robert Koehler
August 13, 2008
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 17, 2002

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 3, 2002
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