The Endurance (2001)



Critic Consensus: The Endurance presents exciting footage of an amazing real-life story of survival.

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The story of the survival of British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and the crew of his vessel 'The Endurance', which shipwrecked in the ice floes and frigid open ocean of the Antarctic in 1914. After a difficult two years, the crew was finally rescued. Shackleton's historic story is recounted and re-created.
Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for The Endurance

All Critics (65) | Top Critics (24)

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Full Review… | October 17, 2008
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Full Review… | August 15, 2002
Los Angeles Times
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March 15, 2002
Arizona Republic
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Fascinatingly evokes not just the gruelling, first-person details of this particular polar expedition, but the waning moments of the entire spirit of romantic, white-European Boy's Own adventurism.

Full Review… | February 1, 2002
Toronto Star
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Beautifully blends interviews with scholars and descendants of that crew, still photos and movie film from the trip and re-creations of the events of the voyage.

February 1, 2002
Orlando Sentinel
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Footage from a remarkable silent documentary has been combined with new photography, music and a narration to produce an even more remarkable sound documentary.

Full Review… | January 4, 2002
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for The Endurance


An incredible story wrapped in a fairly ordinary documentary. As a big fan of the history of polar exploration, I was hoping for more. But if you don't know about Ernest Shackleton, you must see this movie. Even if you do, this movie is recommended.

Kem White
Kem White

Not a bad retelling of the story, but very, very dry considering how intense the original occurrence was.

James Duke
James Duke

Yep, not the Kenneth Branaugh mini-series, this documentary is fabulous. Liam Neeson takes you on the re-telling of what was truly an impossible rescue of the Endurance crew.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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