The Endurance

Critic Score

95%

User Score

86%
In theaters Sep 21, 2001
G, 1 hr. 37 min.

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Movie Info

Synopsis: The story of the survival of British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and the crew of his vessel 'The Endurance', which shipwrecked in the ice floes and frigid open ocean of the Antarctic in 1914. After
Director: George Butler
Rated: G
Running Time: 1 hr. 37 min.
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Theater Release: Sep 21, 2001
DVD Release: Sep 02, 2003

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Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Endurance presents exciting footage of an amazing real-life story of survival.
  • Fascinatingly evokes not just the gruelling, first-person details of this particular polar expedition, but the waning moments of the entire spirit of romantic, white-European Boy's Own adventurism. More...
  • Beautifully blends interviews with scholars and descendants of that crew, still photos and movie film from the trip and re-creations of the events of the voyage. More...
  • Footage from a remarkable silent documentary has been combined with new photography, music and a narration to produce an even more remarkable sound documentary. More...
  • Most of all, it is a salute to Shackleton himself, whose calm and grace under extreme pressure helped guarantee that not a single crew member would be lost. More...
  • Those who see Endurance, however, are not likely soon to forget what they see, even if they have some difficulty imagining how it could be possibly be true. More...
  • Anyone interested in great stories should be interested in this one. More...
  • A triumph. More...
  • The nail-biting quality of Shackleton's true story outdoes any dramatic fiction on the market. More...
  • An engrossing chronicle of the legendary voyage. More...
  • It's worth seeking out, definitely. More...

User Reviews

  • Yep, not the Kenneth Branaugh mini-series, this documentary is fabulous. Liam Neeson takes you on the re-telling of what was truly an impossible...