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Chasing Ice Reviews

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T'Cha Dunlevy
Montreal Gazette
April 7, 2015
While their persistence is remarkable, it is rewarded by the breathtaking yet heartbreaking images obtained. In every location, they find irrefutable evidence of the dramatic degradation of the planet's glaciers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Margot Harrison
Seven Days
May 22, 2013
As a documentary, it offers most of its likely viewers grim confirmation of what they already know, rather than the thrill of discovery.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Simon Foster
April 25, 2013
Less a didactic 'message-movie' than a study of one man's steely determination, the debut helmer directs with a sure hand and no-frills aesthetic.
Emily Ashby
Common Sense Media
April 19, 2013
Beautiful, affecting documentary about glacier retreat.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
February 15, 2013
If seeing equals believing, then this film's documentation ought to sway the world. But daredevil heroes and sexy screen goddesses probably help the medicine go down.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Lindsey Cherner
Austin American-Statesman
February 7, 2013
While visually and emotionally stunning, "Chasing Ice" raises almost as many questions as it answers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
January 4, 2013
Chasing Ice will open your eyes to a world you've never seen before and it will make you think. But whether any of us can change anything is a different matter altogether.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
December 31, 2012
Global Warming? "Seeing is believing."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
December 20, 2012
While skeptics continue to doubt global warming is a man-made phenomenon - Rush Limbaugh called warnings about it "garbage science" - "Chasing Ice" leaves little doubt it is occurring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Gail Tolley
The List
December 18, 2012
It's an absorbing and vital watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
December 16, 2012
It's like watching our world disappear.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
December 14, 2012
A few scientists pop their heads in here, a few charts are deployed, but Chasing Ice is powered primarily by the imagery, stark, irrefutable evidence that the planet is warming, not in one or two isolated places but everywhere.
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
December 14, 2012
"Chasing Ice" is a beautiful film to watch, especially on the big screen. But the documentary's visual pleasures come with a heavy dose of guilt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Parkinson
Radio Times
December 14, 2012
It's sobering stuff but the film's impact is somewhat diminished by Orlowski's reverential profile of Balog, who continues to crusade despite the toll his endeavours have taken on his body.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
December 14, 2012
The documentary feels a little slight but the images speak for themselves ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
December 13, 2012
Is this about the hazards of global warming or the awesomeness of James Balog? Not entirely sure...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mike McCahill
December 13, 2012
If any film can convert the climate-change sceptics, Chasing Ice would be it: here, seeing really is believing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
December 13, 2012
While more detailed scientific analysis and greater discussion of impacts would have been welcome, the film's visual rhetoric is solid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
December 13, 2012
National Geographic photographer James Balog illustrates climate change with time-lapsed records of glacial retreat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
December 13, 2012
A project of heroic, Herzogian endeavour. Mad, you might say. But probably not as mad as what the rest of us are doing about climate change: namely almost nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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