Eight Below (2006)



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.

Movie Info

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: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By: ,
Written By: Dave Digilio, David DiGilio
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 20, 2006
Box Office: $81.6M
Buena Vista Pictures - Official Site


as Jerry Shepard

as Davis McClaren

as Charlie Cooper

as Dr. Andy Harrison

as Eve McClaren

as Rosemary

as Captian Lovett

as Navy Commander

as Old Jack

as Old Jack

as Bureaucrat No. 2

as Bureaucrat No. 3

as Shadow

as Charles Buffett

as Worker No. 1

as Buck, Shadow

as Boat Captain

as Truman

as Armin Butler

as Wharf Boat Captain

as Crew Member

as Shorty

as Buck

as Dewey

as Max

as Old Jack

as Shadow

as Shorty

as Truman

as Boat Captain
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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

The Alaskan Huskies of Eight Below are both better-looking and better performers than their human counterparts, and their vigilant scenes of solo survival on an Antarctic outpost make for the highlight of this otherwise predictable rescue mission.

Full Review… | November 7, 2012
Empire Magazine Australasia

Kids will be enraptured (and a tad frightened) and all but the stoniest-hearted adults will join them for a bit of a cry.

Full Review… | May 27, 2011

At first sight a fun but slightly sappy man-and-his-dogs story, Eight Below quickly evolves into a well-crafted wilderness adventure reminiscent of Disney's heyday.

Full Review… | March 21, 2011

It's heartbreaking, it's exciting, it's engrossing, it's a home run for Disney, and it's finally a good performance for Paul Walker.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for Eight Below

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

Scott Green

Super Reviewer


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

Super Reviewer


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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