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Aliens of the Deep Reviews

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December 11, 2009
A fascinating science lesson for anyone interested in either deep-sea -- or outer space -- exploration.
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
December 11, 2009
Yes, the work they're doing is mind-boggling and important, but sometimes the images alone are more than capable of speaking for themselves.
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Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
It's not usual for documentaries to ingest the sci-fi genre, but in this case it's an eye pleasing and mind boggling excursion, beautifully realised and seamlessly integrated into the film.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
The far more interesting stuff is back here at the bottom of the sea.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
Once you get used to the "awesome" and "wow"-heavy dialogue, James Cameron's excursion into both 3-D technology and deep ocean trenches delivers some fascinating footage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
March 23, 2007
Even if these plants and animals did not exist, we may have already invented them, courtesy of those sci fi special effects magicians working overtime for the past decades.
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
June 24, 2006
That IMAX 3-D cameras have plunged so deep to record an often bizarre array of sea creatures undoubtedly delivers a certain 'wow' factor, but the accompanying commentary is heavier on breathless excitement than solid fact.

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
The final shot, in particular, is awesome, and confirms that the sooner Cameron gets back to making proper movies, instead of Boys' Own diversions, the better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 19, 2006
I want the old James Cameron back.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 13, 2006
[Cameron] speculates that the ocean's depths contain mysterious life unlike anything else on Earth.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
December 9, 2005
A master showman's large-format documentary, a movie with great images, great special effects and the sheen of Hollywood often missing in these museum or science-center movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
May 9, 2005
Some great shots of some odd (alien) deep sea fish and a good tie into space exploration, but other than that, the 3D isn't that great and reaction shots go too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 1, 2005
The experience is so immediate and immersive that you actually feel as if you are swimming with the krill.
| Original Score: 3/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
April 1, 2005
There are impressive rock formations and many other fine things to see, along with an interesting science lesson.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 30, 2005
It is a lot more like being there than just watching pictures taken by someone who was there.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 26, 2005
It's visually stunning, but [James Cameron] can't resist going slightly too far with its premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Brian Thomas
Chicago Reader
February 20, 2005
Here we know only that Cameron and his bright-eyed young scientists (who take turns narrating) are heading to the deeper parts of the Atlantic and Pacific to observe the environment and life-forms down there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Spence D.
IGN Movies
February 7, 2005
Much of the allure of the film comes from Cameron's easygoing, rather unscientific approach to the project.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 7, 2005
It presents complex ideas simply with amazing visuals to wow those from eight to eighty.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Peter Debruge
Premiere Magazine
February 1, 2005
The first two-thirds of Aliens of the Deep offer a fascinating peek into earth's mysteries.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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