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The Endurance Reviews

February 1, 2002
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.
February 1, 2002
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.
January 4, 2002
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 3, 2002
Most of all, it is a salute to Shackleton himself, whose calm and grace under extreme pressure helped guarantee that not a single crew member would be lost.
December 21, 2001
Those who see Endurance, however, are not likely soon to forget what they see, even if they have some difficulty imagining how it could be possibly be true.
December 21, 2001
Anyone interested in great stories should be interested in this one.
December 13, 2001
A triumph.
November 30, 2001
The nail-biting quality of Shackleton's true story outdoes any dramatic fiction on the market.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 30, 2001
An engrossing chronicle of the legendary voyage.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 27, 2001
It's worth seeking out, definitely.
November 16, 2001
Aimed at a more adult audience than Adventure, Endurance has a haunting, melancholy quality.
November 16, 2001
The story to unfold elegantly, without embellishment, and it is more powerful for that restraint.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
November 8, 2001
Unimaginable, incredible, and harrowing beyond words.
November 7, 2001
What lifts this film above the usual public television documentary is the copious archival footage.
October 27, 2001
A gripping documentary tells the wrenching story of a 1914 polar expedition that was hell on ice.
October 19, 2001
The added material does little to diminish the story's epic punch and, if anything, magnifies its elegiac grandeur.
October 19, 2001
You become like a restless child at bedtime stilled and enraptured by the sheer power of narrative, and your skepticism is overwhelmed by a childlike greediness for vicarious adventure.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 19, 2001
Essential viewing not just for those fascinated by adventure, exploration and survival, but for anyone interested in the magic of leadership.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
October 18, 2001
A testimony to the triumph of the human spirit, and a reminder that, under the right leadership, humankind is capable of virtually anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 18, 2001
Should move you even if you're not familiar with the extensive literature and museum exhibition on the subject produced over the past few years.
October 8, 2001
A remarkable documentary.
October 4, 2001
An engrossing documentary.
September 21, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 19, 2001
Lucidly relates Ernest Shackleton's 1914 expedition to cross the Antarctic continent by foot.