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Earth (Disneynature's Earth) (Planet Earth) Reviews

December 17, 2009
Solid docu about global-warming informs rather than preaches.
April 24, 2009
For most of the way this is an eye-popping, not blood-curdling, experience.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 24, 2009
For a round-the-world trip, it feels a bit like a budget bus tour.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 24, 2009
[The directors] know how to craft a sequence (lions and elephants uneasily drinking at the same water hole), have an eye for the telling shot (baboons mincing across a flood plain), and mercifully avoid making the fauna look human.
April 24, 2009
As a spectacle Disney's Earth is right out of this world.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 24, 2009
For adults, Earth misses the mark of riveting storytelling. Earth crams in the dramatic adventures of several species (including penguins) -- with the result that it comes up short on telling one really good story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 24, 2009
Directors Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield mostly avoid speaking directly of social issues. Instead, they let the visuals and the animals' plights underscore the importance of maintaining a healthy ecosystem.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 24, 2009
Think of Earth as being akin to a greatest-hits collection of a beloved rock band. The context is gone, but the reason for the renown remains.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 23, 2009
What it does well is so remarkable that by the time the credits roll you likely won't want it to end.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 23, 2009
As a virtual tour of what Earth Day is about, kids ought to be entranced. If it helps them get greener, even better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 23, 2009
A splendid wildlife documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 23, 2009
This Earth doesn't really have anything new to say, but it does present some newly entertaining ways of saying it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 23, 2009
A gorgeously photographed storybook.
April 23, 2009
Earth is at its best when it goes beyond presenting awe-inspiring beauty to elicit a sense of wonder and empathy for our fellow creatures and of global responsibility toward our fragile planet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 23, 2009
Earth succeeds well enough as spectacle.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 23, 2009
The many filmmakers spent five years on this impressive project. They've given us glorious images of an Earth that most of us have never seen. Let's hope that the means to understand it will be included on the DVD.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 23, 2009
A wide-screen wildlife documentary in which the cycles of birth and death, migrations and seasons, are captured in stunning -- absolutely stunning -- ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 23, 2009
The beauty of the landscape, the beauty of the animals, it's all irresistible.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 23, 2009
This Earth is beautiful and worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 22, 2009
There's no question that, given the option, Planet Earth is the way to go. This movie will do in a pinch, however, and it is impressive -- provided you find a way to block out the voiceovers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 22, 2009
It's such a joy to see this footage on the big screen -- even better than hi-definition TV -- that you may want to suffer the slings and arrow of an outrageous soundtrack just for the opportunity to see what's on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 22, 2009
Nature can be cruel, children, but damned if it isn't seriously photogenic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
Top Critic
April 22, 2009
When a subject is as big as all outdoors, the big screen has some advantages.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
April 20, 2009
Our responsibility to protect this ecosystem underscores every image; watching is submission to our call of duty. Yet, Earth feels compromised where Planet Earth was not
Read More | Original Score: B
April 20, 2009
It really is impressive to see these images so up close on a big screen.
April 20, 2009
It is as beautiful a film as I've seen in some time.
April 17, 2009
This is a film that doesn't know when to shut up and gaze in wonder.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 15, 2009
Spectacularly photographed, gracefully edited, and effectively matter-of-fact in demonstrating the effects of of climate change.
Full Review | Original Score: A-