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Under the Sea 3D Reviews

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
December 30, 2010
Stunning vision of the beautiful -- and fragile -- ocean.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Phil Hall
EDGE Boston
March 29, 2010
This film is lovely to look at and would make an ideal vehicle for introducing kids to the world of oceanography and marine biology.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 17, 2010
...if you measure it in terms of the sheer beauty of its presentation, its value is probably incalculable.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 29, 2009
The footage is spectacular, the colors electric, the life aquatic trippier than anything you'll see in even the most wildly imaginative animated fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Amy Wheeler
FILMINK (Australia)
March 20, 2009
While some of the content may go over younger viewers' heads, it introduces them to complex issues while entertaining them with footage of playful sea lions and slithering snakes that appear to swim right toward your face.
Renie Scolaro Mora
PopMatters
March 8, 2009
Under the Sea 3D offers a rare and gorgeous look at marine life from the heart of the Coral Triangle.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Adam Keleman
Slant Magazine
March 6, 2009
Strictly fodder for the preteen set, Under the Sea 3D, the latest IMAX deep-sea-dive exploration (brought to you by the fisheye's point of view), is expectedly rudimentary but a splendor to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip French
Observer (UK)
February 19, 2009
People of any age will be fascinated by the Imax documentary Under the Sea, a riveting look at submarine life around the coast of Australia. I've never experienced such good use of 3D.
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Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
February 18, 2009
It's impossible not to be wowed by some of the images in Under the Sea 3D, 
the coolest of which are a nice 
reminder that, even in the age of CG wizardry, the best special effects still come straight from Mother Nature.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
February 17, 2009
Under the Sea 3D is a beautiful reminder that movies can take us to places we've never been before. There are still worlds to conquer out there that don't require the gussying up of CGI effects to hold our attention.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
February 16, 2009
At times, the writing becomes a bit like a sermon about the woes of the oceans, but, in all honesty, I think we can't hear it enough that our environments are changing ----- and not for the better.
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David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
February 16, 2009
This incredibly ambitious undertaking could only be accomplished by people with a strong love of what they are doing, and patience to match.
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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
February 15, 2009
A delightful, breathtaking, lively and gently illuminating documentary that must be experienced on a giant IMAX screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
February 13, 2009
Even about halfway in, even having settled into your seat with those plastic glasses nestled on your nose, you'll still find yourself dazzled again and again by the impossibly breathtaking beauty of the IMAX adventure Under the Sea 3D.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
February 13, 2009
The plot may not be much -- amazing creatures live in the sea and if we keep polluting the world a bunch of them will die, so let's stop being such jerks -- but the visuals are absolutely fantastic.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
February 13, 2009
Younger children will be engrossed. Older ones may get bored.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
February 13, 2009
If you're not taking the family on an exotic beach vacation anytime soon, consider this a reasonable alternative.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
February 13, 2009
The 3-D effects are uncanny; much of the audience ducked when sea snakes lunged at it. You can't get that on your TV set. Yet.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Reyhan Harmanci
San Francisco Chronicle
February 13, 2009
Oceanic movies in actual science museums are far more interesting and nuanced than this documentary -- not to mention the wildly popular Planet Earth series, which even in 2-D looks better.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2009
As intimate and enjoyable as anything Imax has done in 3-D.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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