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Oceans (Disneynature's Oceans) Reviews

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Top Critic
Rachel Saslow
Washington Post
April 22, 2010
For all Oceans does to please the eyes and ears, it does nothing to engage the brain.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online
April 23, 2010
Oceans floods us with stunning visuals of the panoply of sea life. But without a compelling story, or a strong point of view, or mere information, we can only 'ooh' and 'aah' so much.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 21, 2010
Despite the talents of Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud -- the Oscar-nominated duo behind Winged Migration, who once again contribute their amazing, in-the-midst-of photography -- the most striking thing about Oceans is its banality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 23, 2010
There's a been there/swam that feeling to Oceans.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
April 22, 2010
Needs more information and more stunning images that speak for themselves, not another earnest monologue from Captain Obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 22, 2010
...does have some beautiful imagery, but it is randomly put together, fails to identify about half the creatures we see, and features some often nonsensical narration.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
April 22, 2010
With a subject as literally vast as this one, it's essential to either narrow the focus (make the film about one particular species, or region) or carefully construct the approach (group footage by theme). Oceans does neither.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
April 22, 2010
You're torn. Is this a work of nature pornography or consciousness raising? The movie thinks if it overwhelms us with the former, we won't notice the relative absence of the latter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Phil Hall
Film Threat
November 27, 2010
Where's SpongeBob SquarePants when you really need him?
| Original Score: 2/5
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
May 1, 2010
Could the script have been less informative? Could it have been more soporifically read than Pierce Brosnan's rendition? I don't think so.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
April 21, 2010
A regrettably scattered, slapdash affair that holds none of the narrative flow and only a fraction of the visual majesty found in Disneynature's first effort, 2009's Earth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Tasha Robinson
AV Club
April 22, 2010
It comes to American theaters saddled with narration by Pierce Brosnan, who purrs through the gratingly vague script like the world's plummiest old half-drunken uncle.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
April 23, 2010
A movie so bursting at the seams with images, it ultimately lacks focus.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Austin Chronicle
April 22, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
May 25, 2011
Oceans contains some of the most beautiful imagery ever seen in a feature-length documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 21, 2010
The wow factor alone makes Oceans a great Earth Day/Earth Week at the movies.
| Original Score: 3/4
Don Groves
sbs.com.au
May 18, 2011
A visually stunning plunge into the life aquatic; shame about the narration.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
JimmyO
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
April 20, 2010
Oceans is a stirring and beautiful experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine
April 23, 2010
Oceans is simply amazing at times, a truly remarkable and extraordinary journey under the sea that takes us places we have never been before.
| Original Score: 5/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
October 23, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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