Disneynature Oceans Reviews

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April 26, 2010
Visually [it's] quite seductive.
April 26, 2010
Oh, it's amazing.
April 23, 2010
Its visual splendor more than makes up for its intellectual poverty.
April 23, 2010
This monumental documentary gets intimate enough to hear a crab sneeze.
April 23, 2010
There are life-and-death dramas, moments of playfulness and tenderness, which create an ever-increasing sense of wonder.
April 23, 2010
Horseshoe crabs scuttle like possessed Nazi helmets and a school of fish morphs from dreidel to disco ball, as if choreographed by Busby Berkeley.
April 23, 2010
Oceans is more of a random collection of images from the deep. But, boy, what images.
April 23, 2010
It fulfills Jacques Cousteau's statement that 'the best way to observe a fish is to become a fish.'
April 22, 2010
For all Oceans does to please the eyes and ears, it does nothing to engage the brain.
April 22, 2010
The movie could -- should -- be a symphony, and it frequently makes excellent use of spare classical music. When Brosnan pipes up, he is as welcome as a car alarm.
April 22, 2010
Perfect for families and exquisitely shot, this entry from the Disneynature division is even better and fresher than last year's Earth.
April 22, 2010
There have, over the years, been a lot of terrific undersea documentaries, but if you want to know what distinguishes this new one, it comes down to a single word: technology.
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.
April 22, 2010
Though never quite as stirring as March of the Penguins or Winged Migration, it quickly establishes its own gentle pace.
April 22, 2010
While it may not plunge deeply enough, Oceans continues the worthy efforts of explorers such as Jacques Cousteau, reminding us to respect nature and preserve the myriad life forms that rely on the ocean to survive.
April 22, 2010
The voice-over almost manages to turn the majestic into the mundane. Almost.
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.
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.
April 22, 2010
It is highly unlikely that you ever would have the opportunity to witness such spectacles in person; Perrin and Cluzaud scoured all five oceans to bring them to you.
April 22, 2010
Boasts extraordinary images rendered with a clarity sure to become a touchstone for nature docus; even viewers who don't care about fish will find plenty to exclaim about.
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