Arctic Tale (2007)



Critic Consensus: Arctic Tale features breathtaking nature cinematography, but is undone by its over-cutesy narration.

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"Arctic Tale" is an epic adventure that explores the vast world of the Great North. The film follows the walrus, Seela, and the polar bear, Nanu, on their journey from birth to adolescence to maturity and parenthood in the frozen Arctic wilderness. Once a perpetual winter wonderland of snow and ice, the walrus' and the polar bear's beautiful icebound world is melting away from underneath them.
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Queen Latifah
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All Critics (98) | Top Critics (31)

This anthropomorphic Disneyfication -- presumably intended to give youngsters something to relate to -- is made worse by the film's elementary dialogue and Queen Latifah's crass 'n' brash delivery.

Full Review… | November 16, 2011
Time Out
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A well-intentioned film that isn't a documentary and isn't a very good adventure story.

August 20, 2007
Ebert & Roeper
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Make no mistake, Arctic Tale is a stunning film, full of all the astonishing, even breathtaking nature photography we've come to expect from the folks at National Geographic.

August 17, 2007
Miami Herald
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It's aimed at kids, and it hits them squarely: My 6-year-old and his friend sat stock still, hypnotized.

Full Review… | August 17, 2007
Houston Chronicle
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Arctic Tale does afford us some beautiful landscape cinematography and up-close looks at creatures in the wild...

August 17, 2007
Detroit Free Press
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There's no Jane Goodall required. And the absence of humans proves we needn't be onscreen to make our presence known.

August 17, 2007
Denver Post
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Audience Reviews for Arctic Tale

The footage was amazing and so were the stories of the animals they followed. It's very cute, but also really sad...

Sarah Prisbylla
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What do we learn watching this movie? Fuzzy baby bears are cuter than baby walruses. Being a wild animal is tough. Its made tougher when the walrus' breeding grounds are melting away.

Red Lats
Red Lats

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So sad. Have tissues handy... Made me realize just how desperate it is to stop global warming. I have taken an active role in fighting this cause since watching this movie. This needs to end now.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

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