Eight Below

2006

Eight Below

Critics 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.

72%

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Reviews Counted: 151

78%
liked it

Audience Score

User Ratings: 374,304

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Reviews Count: 0
Fresh: 0
Rotten: 0

AUDIENCE SCORE

78%
Average Rating: 3.4/5

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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.

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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
Duncan Fraser
as Captian Lovett
Dan Ziskie
as Navy Commander
Jasmine
as Old Jack
Apache
as Old Jack
Daniel Bacon
as Bureaucrat No. 2
Laara Sadiq
as Bureaucrat No. 3
Buck 65
as Shadow
Malcolm Stewart
as Charles Buffett
Troika
as Shadow, Buck
Dexter Bell
as Worker No. 1
Gary Chalk
as Boat Captain
Dino
as Truman
Michael David Simms
as Armin Butler
Michael D. Adamthwaite
as Wharf Boat Captain
Buddy Cain
as Crew Member
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Critic Reviews for Eight Below

All Critics (151) | Top Critics (41)

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

    May 27, 2011 | Full Review…
  • It's heartwarming, occasionally exciting, and some of the cinematography is exemplary.

    Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…

    Derek Adams

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • There are times when resisting the Disney line just isn't worth the effort.

    May 6, 2006 | Full Review…
  • After two hours in Walker's slack-jawed company, you feel like you've just gone through the Antarctic winter yourself.

    May 6, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Andrew Pulver

    Guardian
    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.

    Feb 23, 2006 | Full Review…

    Emily Yoffe

    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.

    Feb 21, 2006

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

B-

Richard C
Richard C

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