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The Human Body Reviews

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Susan Granger

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 Source: | Original Score: 5/10

March 11, 2007
Bridget Byrne
Boxoffice Magazine

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

December 29, 2001
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Intelligent, clear and with a playful sense of humor, there's something here for virtually every body.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 19, 2004
David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
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It is truly wondrous to behold.

| Original Score: 3/4

April 10, 2003
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Fascinating stuff.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

January 28, 2004

As a visually fascinating science lesson, they get an A+.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

January 10, 2003
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International

From beginning to end, The Human Body is a rare visual and aural treat.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

December 29, 2001
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Perhaps we could do without the six-story-high close-up of a teenager popping a zit, but everything else is fascinating.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 19, 2004
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

Most viewers will learn something from this film.

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

October 21, 2002
Herb Lash
Big Movie Zone

There are things happening in your body right now that you will never see unless you see this film.

Full Review Source: Big Movie Zone

June 17, 2002
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Little naked babies in the water. Got your attention now? I'll get back to the babies.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 18, 2006
David Barton
Sacramento Bee

Both a triumph of photographic technique and a rousing good time.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee | Original Score: 4/4

January 16, 2004
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

Though plenty of room for improvement exists, The Human Body hosts wonderfully appreciative glimpses of ourselves.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 29, 2001
John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune
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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 Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 29, 2001
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

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.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star

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 Source: eye WEEKLY | Original Score: 3/5

December 29, 2001
Matt Weitz
Dallas Morning News
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Overall, the film is so striking that you hardly notice that you're learning something -- quite an improvement over those old filmstrips.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

January 9, 2003

E! Online

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 Source: E! Online | Original Score: A

December 29, 2001
Robert Koehler
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April 3, 2002
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