Amazon Adventure

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Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates' fascinating 11-year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850's. Bates unearths the major discovery of the phenomenon of mimicry, whereby certain animals adopt the look of others that helps them deceive predators and gain an advantage to survive. Little known to the public, Bates made other crucial contributions to biology: identifying 8,000 species new to science and most importantly, putting the first ever case for the creation of a new species, which Charles Darwin called the "beautiful proof" for Natural Selection.


Critic Reviews for Amazon Adventure

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (1)

  • The film sets about its task in the same spirit of wide-eyed wonder as its subject, using movie art to bolster its science, and thereby retooling the Imax screen to serve as a high-powered microscope.

    Apr 12, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Mike McCahill

    Top Critic
  • Slee's film boasts such a high level of writing, acting, and overall production polish that youngsters may be fooled into thinking they're watching a mindless blockbuster, when in fact, they've actually been fooled into thinking.

    Apr 20, 2017 | Full Review…

    Peter Debruge

    Top Critic
  • Stunning photography - perhaps the last time anyone will haul IMAX cameras into the Amazon - a bit of adventure, and a solid, simple, inspirational science lesson. Everything an IMAX doc should be.

    Apr 10, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • An educational, inspiring tale of naturalist Henry Bates' determination, grit, and awesome exploration of the Amazon

    May 11, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • It's the kind of earnest, but increasingly patience-trying film, that will be best appreciated by viewers in search of an educational experience rather than a thrill ride.

    Apr 21, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Stunning 3D macro-photography and an adventurous spirit lift this frustratingly cursory recreation of an 11-year journey of discovery.

    Apr 19, 2017 | Full Review…

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