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Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk (2008)




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This documentary combines exhilarating river-rafting action on America's most iconic river, family fun and the grandeur of the Grand Canyon to tell an engaging story of how ordinary people can make a difference for our parched planet - one that is running out of clean, fresh water so fas that U.N. estimates that 40% of the world could face life-threatening shortages by the year 2050.
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Critic Reviews for Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

A good IMAX film usually combines eye-popping visuals with a 'teachable moment', a little history, geology, biology or what not, tucked in between the pretty pictures. Grand Canyon Adventure more than fills that bill.

Full Review… | October 16, 2008
Orlando Sentinel
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Grand Canyon is such fun to watch with its superb, 3D quality that it's impossible not to be more caught up, albeit temporarily, in the illusion of getting splashed than in the unsettling realities of the environmental crisis it describes.

March 21, 2008
Seattle Times
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Paradoxically, the beauty and splendor of the Grand Canyon...almost belies this docu's dire ecological message

Full Review… | March 17, 2008
Top Critic

Ostensibly, Grand Canyon is about threats to the river that quenches the thirst of much of the West Coast, but the movie is all over the map.

January 9, 2009
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Although muddled at times from its cross-purpose agendas of trumpeting conservation and establishing a story arc that never quite congeals, "Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk" is a lush look at a journey that few people will ever experience except vic

Full Review… | April 15, 2008

The word 'adventure' is a bit of an overstatement...

Full Review… | April 4, 2008
Sacramento News & Review

Audience Reviews for Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk

Wow, the Grand Canyon as I'll never see it otherwise. This 3D IMAX feature (on Blu-Ray 3D) is shockingly real with amazing sights. Of all the 3D programs I've seen so far, this is the best (closely followed by the NASA spacestation 3D). When you watch this, I suggest: 1) don't hold anything in your hands as you will need to grab your arm rest to hold on thru the rapids and 2) bring a towel--your going to get wet.

Jim Gateley
Jim Gateley

Stylistically straight out of the '70s. Awkward pointless interviews, twangy EZ listening score, and unintelligent environmentalist cliches. Par for the course as a boomer-porn IMAX film, and decidedly worse than early masterpieces in the format like "Beavers."

H. Paul Moon
H. Paul Moon

Go see this movie in 3D IMAX. It is a fun, informative water ride down the Colorado River in 3D. The great Dave Matthews soundtrack makes the movie even more enjoyable.

Angela O'Brien
Angela O'Brien

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