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.

Oct 16, 2008 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 21, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/4

Paradoxically, the beauty and splendor of the Grand Canyon...almost belies this docu's dire ecological message

Mar 17, 2008 | Full Review…
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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.

Jan 9, 2009 | Rating: 2/4

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

Apr 15, 2008 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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

Apr 4, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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