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Deep Blue

Deep Blue (2005)



Average Rating: 6.4/10
Critic Reviews: 18
Fresh: 11 | Rotten: 7

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Alastair Fothergill's nature documentary Deep Blue consists of 90 minutes of footage of undersea creatures -- living, surviving, fighting, and dying. Similar to like-minded documentaries such as Winged Migration and MicroCosmos, Deep Blue features footage from locations throughout the world. The great British actor Michael Gambon provides the narration, which favors involving the viewer emotionally over providing enlightening factual information on the creatures. The 22 segments of the film


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David Attenborough

Apr 11, 2006

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All Critics (58) | Top Critics (19) | Fresh (35) | Rotten (17) | DVD (10)


July 22, 2005 Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press
Detroit Free Press
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A magnificent look at the teeming, wildly varied life in and around the ocean.

July 15, 2005 Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News
Dallas Morning News
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This is a nasty, nauseating, dispiriting movie and, to repeat, whatever you do, don't take the kids -- no matter what the G rating says.

July 14, 2005 Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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A sumptuous but occasionally soporific nature documentary.

July 1, 2005 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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This majestic film has all the hallmarks of Beeb quality workmanship.

June 30, 2005 Full Review Source: Variety
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If nature films had genres, Deep Blue would be an action movie.

June 30, 2005 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
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Stunning footage of aquatic life.

January 2, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Deep Blue could have lived its life on TV and felt more at home

May 5, 2006 Full Review Source: Movie Habit
Movie Habit

The information you find inside may not be anything more than you haven't garnered from watching Animal Planet, but it is an extremely well made and well shot piece.

April 30, 2006 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

Honestly: In how many movies can you see a polar bear attacking a bunch of whales?

April 17, 2006 Full Review Source:

we've been in an ocean-documentary glut of late, and Deep Blue just doesn't have much in it that we haven't seen a few times before

April 7, 2006 Full Review Source:

Unfortunately, the film tries to say too much, and as a result ends up saying nothing. Also, this G-rated film contains scenes of animal attacks that are much too intense for young audiences.

September 2, 2005 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Stunning images of undersea life, ... but the footage is pieced together haphazardly, sometimes repetitively.

September 2, 2005
Salt Lake Tribune

[E]xtraordinarily lush and fantastically adventurous...

August 11, 2005 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher
Flick Filosopher

Deep Blue is like the oceans: stunningly beautiful and packed with shocking violence.

July 21, 2005 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul Pioneer Press

You can safely await its appearance on the small screen in your home.

July 12, 2005 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
One Guy's Opinion

Deep Blue, while as gorgeously photographed as other nature documentaries, is more grisly than most.

July 1, 2005
Philadelphia Daily News

There's certainly enough to hold one's interest during Deep Blue, but you won't learn as much as you would through a single corridor of Chicago's Shedd Aquarium.

July 1, 2005 Full Review Source:

British filmmakers Andy Byatt and Alstair Fothergill don't try to teach us much; they just ask us to look at pretty fish.

July 1, 2005 Full Review
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

A trip reminding us that, while we continue to explore space, we have yet to fully penetrate the mysteries of our own planet.

June 30, 2005 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Audience Reviews for Deep Blue

This is one of those films you could have in the background all day every day. Gorgeous stuff.
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