Encounters at the End of the World Reviews

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November 24, 2011
November 16, 2011
November 16, 2011
May 13, 2009
April 28, 2009
This documentary about life in and around a vast scientific research centre in Antarctica. None of these meetings, however, is as interesting as the interspersed footage of the pole's natural wonders.
April 24, 2009
Seemingly off-hand, cumulatively imposing, utterly masterful.
April 24, 2009
As a nature doc alone, Encounters at the End of the World would stand as one of the year's best. But it is the people who choose to live and work at the very ends of the Earth that are Herzog's real subject.
April 24, 2009
It's a thoroughly intelligent, worthwhile and tremendous-looking film. But where is the dark spark of Herzog magic?
April 24, 2009
As a nature documentary it's nothing special. But that was never the intent. As an observational study of people and place, it's truly fascinating.
April 24, 2009
The film is beautifully shot both under the ice, where creatures roam in a place that would rival any sci-fi horror.
October 18, 2008
August 14, 2008
Herzog is one of a kind. His new doc is an event you watch in awe as you marvel at its wonders.
July 11, 2008
The sky is relentlessly blue, the sun bright even in the thick of night. In this odd and unforgettable place, Herzog has made his own poetry.
July 11, 2008
A poem of oddness and beauty. Herzog is like no other filmmaker, and to return to him is to be welcomed into a world vastly larger and more peculiar than the one around us. The underwater photography alone would make a film, but there is so much more.
July 10, 2008
A contrarian spiritual journey as provocative as it is hypnotic, Herzog's Encounters at the End of the World literally treks to planet's end.
July 10, 2008
Werner Herzog is a magnet for obsessives, and his lovely new film, Encounters at the End of the World, takes you places an ordinary filmmaker might've gone to yet missed completely.
June 30, 2008
It's one of the best documentaries of the year, no doubt about it.
June 27, 2008
In his latest documentary, Encounters at the End of the World, Herzog -- who warns the viewer at the outset not to expect any 'fluffy penguins' -- deals with the men and women who perform scientific research in Antarctica.
June 27, 2008
Encounters at the End of the World is an enjoyable example of this extraordinary director's documentary work, and accessible enough to make it a good introduction to his singular vision.
June 27, 2008
The images captured by Herzog and cinematographer Peter Zeitlinger are dazzling all on their own, finding the disorienting psychedelia that is nature at its weirdest.
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