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The Other Side of the Ice (2013)

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Sprague Theobald, an award-winning documentary filmmaker and expert sailor with over 40,000 offshore miles under his belt, always considered the Northwest Passage--the sea route connecting the Atlantic to the Pacific--the ultimate uncharted territory. Since Roald Amundsen completed the first successful crossing of the fabled Northwest Passage in 1906, only twenty-four pleasure craft have followed in his wake. Many more people have gone into space than have traversed the Passage, and a staggering

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The dramatic goings-on... lack dynamism. The seascapes, however, continually astound.

March 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Variety
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It all quickly proves wearisome, despite the occasional visual glories provided by shots of the magnificent icy vistas and frolicking polar bears.

March 11, 2013 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
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This tedious chronicle has the interest level of a home movie of a vacation with bickering and yammering left intact.

March 7, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Too much of the movie is just people being crabby (or, later, dumb!) in fascinating places, which is less enthralling than the places themselves.

March 6, 2013 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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The film often uses the confessional, speak-to-the-camera format of reality shows, but in this far less artificial context, and minus prompting producers, it works on a gut level.

March 8, 2013 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
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