March of the Penguins (2005)

March of the Penguins (2005)



Critic Consensus: Only the most hardened soul won't be moved by this heartwarming doc.

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Emperor penguins overcome daunting obstacles in order to return to their breeding grounds for mating season. This tells the story of one year in the life of a flock -- focusing on one couple in particular -- as they trek across the Antarctic on an annual journey that invokes just about every major life experience: from birth to death, from dating to mating, from comedy to tragedy, and from love to fighting for survival.
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Romane Bohringer
as La mère
Charles Berling
as Le père
Jules Sitruk
as Le bébé
Morgan Freeman
as Narrator
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Critic Reviews for March of the Penguins

All Critics (180) | Top Critics (49)

Watch them march to the very extremes of extremis, though, and it's easy to feel awe. Life must beget life, whatever the cost.

Full Review… | August 5, 2013
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

Some of the eggs and chicks freeze, and the parents' cries are painful to hear (probably more for us than for them).

Full Review… | August 5, 2013
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

French director Luc Jacquet and a team of incredibly brave (and heavily bundled) documentary filmmakers captured this complicated mating ritual with strikingly crisp photography that's both grand and intimate.

Full Review… | August 5, 2013
Associated Press
Top Critic

This astonishing film, shot in the Antarctic, captures sights never seen before.

Full Review… | October 31, 2007
Top Critic

Birth, death, romance, danger: All play a role in Jacquet's homage to a remarkably endearing creature.

Full Review… | August 15, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | February 26, 2007
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for March of the Penguins

Visually stunning, inconceivably adorable ... and even educational.

Sam Barnett
Sam Barnett

Super Reviewer

March of the Penguins a truly remarkable film. It is enchantingly moving and you must have a stone cold black heart to not enjoy this spectacle. Absolutely incredible, greatly emotional and a sincerely unfortuante true story turned into entertainment by cinematic geniuses.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

March of the penguins is about a real life group of penguins as they go on their mission to get back their mating ground. On their annual journey that invokes just about every major life experience that u can have in the life of a penguin. Pros Good story It really shows what it is like to a penguin. Really moving.

erika bruhns
erika bruhns

Super Reviewer

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