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To the Arctic (2012)



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An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, the documentary adventure To The Arctic tells the ultimate tale of survival. Narrated by Meryl Streep, the film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her twin seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating, adventurous and intimate footage brings moviegoers up close and personal with this family's struggle to survive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks. -- (C) Warner Brosmore
Rating: G
Genre: Documentary
Directed By:
Written By: Stephen Judson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 26, 2013
Box Office: $14.4M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for To the Arctic

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (15)

Is there a law that says we can't have some virtuosity with our virtuousness?

Full Review… | April 20, 2012
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

Yes, it's a classy affair, but the 40-minute doc's at-times-nerve-wracking power comes from the subjects who put a furry face on the ongoing and daunting issue of climate change.

Full Review… | April 20, 2012
Denver Post
Top Critic

A children's choir sings and a graphic of the movie title explodes into ice shards to heighten the dramatic impact. Corny? You bet...

Full Review… | April 20, 2012
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Yes, there's some spectacular footage. But there's also an awful lot of filler for a 40-minute movie...

Full Review… | April 20, 2012
New York Post
Top Critic

Good on you, polar bears, and kudos to the cinematic expertise that captures them, especially underwater.

Full Review… | April 19, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

That suspenseful sequence is balanced by a fair share of aww moments from playful to plaintive, offering lessons in eco-consciousness.

Full Review… | April 19, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for To the Arctic

They advertise it as a journey following a mother polar bear and her two twins, but we hardly see them because the film decides to use various narrators beside Meryl Streep to tell stories about other animals in the cold. This would have been okay if it didn't put so much emphasis on the polar bears being the main attraction. The other stories, though compelling, really take away from the flow of the 40 minute film.

Grade: B-


It was a really interesting and very cute nature documentary. It had stunning cinematography, great narration, songs, adventure and a great storyline. It's one of the best nature movies ever made. Nature lovers of all ages should enjoy this one.

Chris M

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