To the Arctic

2012

To the Arctic

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Total Count: 28

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An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, the documentary adventure To The Arctic tells the ultimate tale of survival. Narrated by Meryl Streep, the film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her twin seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating, adventurous and intimate footage brings moviegoers up close and personal with this family's struggle to survive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks. -- (C) Warner Bros

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Meryl Streep
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  • Yes, it's a classy affair, but the 40-minute doc's at-times-nerve-wracking power comes from the subjects who put a furry face on the ongoing and daunting issue of climate change.

    Apr 20, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4
  • A children's choir sings and a graphic of the movie title explodes into ice shards to heighten the dramatic impact. Corny? You bet...

    Apr 20, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Yes, there's some spectacular footage. But there's also an awful lot of filler for a 40-minute movie...

    Apr 20, 2012 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Good on you, polar bears, and kudos to the cinematic expertise that captures them, especially underwater.

    Apr 19, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • That suspenseful sequence is balanced by a fair share of aww moments from playful to plaintive, offering lessons in eco-consciousness.

    Apr 19, 2012 | Full Review…
  • Imax auteur Greg MacGillivray alternates between intimate wildlife saga and majestic views of the North Pole, offering strong visual compensations for its meandering structure, syrupy tone and excessive sampling of Paul McCartney's back catalog.

    Apr 19, 2012

    Justin Chang

    Variety
    Top Critic

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