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Eight Below (2006)

Eight Below (2006)

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Critic Consensus: Featuring a stellar cast of marooned mutts, who deftly display emotion, tenderness, loyalty and resolve, Eight Below is a heartwarming and exhilarating adventure film.

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In the extreme wilderness of Antarctica, three members of a scientific expedition -- Jerry Shepard, his best friend, Cooper and a rugged American geologist -- are forced to leave behind their team of beloved sled dogs due to a sudden accident and perilous weather conditions in Antarctica. During the harsh, Antarctic winter, the dogs must struggle for survival alone in the intense frozen wilderness for more than six months.
Rating:
PG (for some peril and brief mild language)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Written By:
In Theaters:
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On DVD:
Box Office:
$81,593,527.00
Runtime:
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Cast

Paul Walker
as Jerry Shepard
Bruce Greenwood
as Davis McClaren
Jason Biggs
as Charlie Cooper
Gerard Plunkett
as Dr. Andy Harrison
Wendy Crewson
as Eve McClaren
Belinda Metz
as Rosemary
DJ Abdel
as Max
Duncan Fraser
as Captian Lovett
Dan Ziskie
as Navy Commander
Koda Bear
as Maya
Jasmine
as Old Jack
Daniel Bacon
as Bureaucrat No. 2
Apache
as Old Jack
Laara Sadiq
as Bureaucrat No. 3
Adrian Noble
as Shadow
Malcolm Stewart
as Charles Buffett
Dexter Bell
as Worker No. 1
Troika
as Buck, Shadow
Flapjack
as Buck
Gary Chalk
as Boat Captain
Dino
as Truman
Babi Floyd
as Dewey
A. James Ryan
as Shorty
Carl Jasper
as Shorty
Michael David Simms
as Armin Butler
Brendan Campbell
as Waitress
Michael D. Adamthwaite
as Wharf Boat Captain
Buddy Cain
as Crew Member
Damon Johnson
as Jamison
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Critic Reviews for Eight Below

All Critics (146) | Top Critics (39)

Live-action animal adventures have always been a Disney specialty, and this one has a pretty compelling plot.

Full Review… | May 27, 2011
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

It's heartwarming, occasionally exciting, and some of the cinematography is exemplary.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Eight Below runs two hours and would have benefited from losing 30 minutes of that -- all of it from Jerry's (Paul Walker) protracted quest. The other human actors are simply types.

Full Review… | February 23, 2006
Slate
Top Critic

It's too clichéd, it's too rote, and honestly I think you have to care a little bit more about the individual dogs to believe that these people would care so much.

February 21, 2006
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

The plot's slavish schmaltz proves as oppressive as the harsh winter that descends upon the dogs.

February 21, 2006
Village Voice
Top Critic

... the canine cuteness, breathtaking action and acts of bravery are worth braving the Disney elements -- overpowering, poignant music, an unnecessary romantic subplot -- if you like your movies doggy-style.

February 17, 2006
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Eight Below

If only those actors could act, we'd have ourselves a gold winner.

Scott Green
Scott Green

Super Reviewer

½

Eight below is an emotional and good movie. The problem is that they say it was based on a true story, when in reality the dogs were lost they have no idea what happened to the dogs. It was depressing at times but could also be kind and good hearted. Its worth a watch but only once or twice.

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

½

Paul Walker makes this movie even better than it should have been! I did not expect this movie to be as good as it was, but it was fantastic. Paul Walker pulls off an amazing performance here, and the story is breathtaking.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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