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Eight Below Reviews

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia
November 7, 2012
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.
| Original Score: 3/5

May 27, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
May 27, 2011
Live-action animal adventures have always been a Disney specialty, and this one has a pretty compelling plot.
Joshua Starnes
March 21, 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 | Original Score: 7/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
February 22, 2007
It's the canine players who carry the movie and will capture the hearts of viewers young and old.
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
It's heartwarming, occasionally exciting, and some of the cinematography is exemplary.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
The movie is a perfectly decent work of fiction and an enjoyable family adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
May 6, 2006
There are times when resisting the Disney line just isn't worth the effort.
Simon Braund
Empire Magazine
May 6, 2006
Walker and co. might get a healthy burst of screentime in the middle, but its the team of dogs who steal the show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
April 16, 2006
The biggest accomplishment of all is keeping these wonderful, loveable sled dogs inhuman; they are dogs. And we love dogs.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 6, 2006
It's entertaining and sweet, and rather annoyingly fake.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 27, 2006
Now, this is a kids' movie, first and foremost, so my high rating is based on the film's core demographic and not geared to snobby, Milk-Dud encrusted cinephiles who scoff at a little Mark Isham -engineered heart tugging.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
March 18, 2006
Perhaps you have to be a dog owner to be reduced to the blubbering mess that I found myself in by the end of Disney's Eight Below.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
March 14, 2006
A cut way above. A nearly perfect family movie.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Neil Smith
March 14, 2006
The dogs take the biscuit in Eight Below, an enthralling fact-based tale of man's best friend struggling to survive a harsh Antarctic winter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ethan Alter
Premiere Magazine
March 11, 2006
An example of a formula picture executed with the right mixture of professionalism and heart.
| Original Score: 3/4

March 11, 2006
It gets a bit sappy towards the end as earnest movies often tend to do, but the trip is worth it, creating a fine piece of wilderness adventure, a genre that has languished in recent years.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Mark Bell
Film Threat
March 11, 2006
Could this be the beginning of a new era of excellence for Disney? We'll see. It's definitely a great start.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
March 11, 2006
You can't teach an old dog new tricks, but where Hollywood movies are concerned, sometimes those old tricks are still pretty darn impressive.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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