March of the Penguins Reviews

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August 5, 2013
Watch them march to the very extremes of extremis, though, and it's easy to feel awe. Life must beget life, whatever the cost.
August 5, 2013
Some of the eggs and chicks freeze, and the parents' cries are painful to hear (probably more for us than for them).
August 5, 2013
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.
November 1, 2007
This astonishing film, shot in the Antarctic, captures sights never seen before.
August 16, 2007
Birth, death, romance, danger: All play a role in Jacquet's homage to a remarkably endearing creature.
June 24, 2006
Morgan Freeman's slick voice-over compounds a slightly plodding structure, but the dedication of the penguins -- and the cameramen -- assure your wonderment.
March 31, 2006
March of the Penguins is a staggeringly beautiful film about the breeding cycle of the toughest birds on Earth, the emperor penguins of Antarctica.
December 10, 2005
Beautiful, stimulating and painstaking.
December 6, 2005
Luc Jacquet's March Of The Penguins is, astoundingly, the second most successful documentary ever made.
September 26, 2005
The glacially beautiful new documentary March Of The Penguins confirms that no computer-animated or hand-drawn penguin could ever match the curious majesty of the genuine article.
September 6, 2005
A perfect family movie, a perfect date movie, and one of the most eye-ravishing documentaries ever made.
August 5, 2005
Documentaries are the surprise hits of the summer, and none is scoring bigger than Luc Jacquet's wondrous look at the emperor penguins of Antarctica.
August 2, 2005
The movie easily transcends the 'Isn't-that-amazing?' animal genre.
July 28, 2005
It's an incredible tale of ritual and perseverance, both for the emperor penguin and the untouched land, sparkling white and aqua, pristine and brutal.
July 22, 2005
Yes, this is nature anthropomorphized. But after seeing this touching and beautiful film, you might not be so quick to dismiss that 'They're a lot like us' point of view.
July 21, 2005
Mr. Jacquet's magnificent exploration of the tortured life-and-love cycle of the noble emperor penguin soars as one of the most passionate and perceptive expressions of interspecies empathy in the history of the cinema.
July 18, 2005
When I go to the movies, I expect to have an experience. This is just a TV show -- admittedly a quality one -- but a TV show nonetheless.
July 15, 2005
It's not a stretch to say these penguins experience recognizable emotions such as grief, jealousy, pride and plain old romance. Who knew?
July 8, 2005
A rousing affirmation of nature's brilliance in the face of environmental challenge.
July 8, 2005
Even if you have somehow managed to resist penguin charm or never given them a second thought, March will leave you amazed at the nobility of the human -- I mean, animal -- spirit.
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