To the Arctic (2012)

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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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G
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Documentary
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Cast

Meryl Streep
as Narrator
Susan Sarandon
as Narrator

Critic Reviews for To the Arctic

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (14)

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Full Review… | April 25, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

Is there a law that says we can't have some virtuosity with our virtuousness?

Full Review… | April 20, 2012
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | April 20, 2012
Denver Post
Top Critic

A children's choir sings and a graphic of the movie title explodes into ice shards to heighten the dramatic impact. Corny? You bet...

Full Review… | April 19, 2012
Globe and Mail
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Yes, there's some spectacular footage. But there's also an awful lot of filler for a 40-minute movie...

Full Review… | April 19, 2012
New York Post
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Good on you, polar bears, and kudos to the cinematic expertise that captures them, especially underwater.

Full Review… | April 19, 2012
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for To the Arctic

½

I saw it in 3D, but it was boring... Sorry... IMAX camera quality is fantastic! Polar bears are cute! Meryl Streep's narration was nice! But still boring... Only 40 minutes, but I didn't enjoy it... Sorry...

Yoshi Sato
Yoshi Sato

Beautiful and has a lot of wow factor, especially the 3D IMAX intro is excellent for showing off your 3D system, but for the most part, this doc tries too much in a short amount of time which adds up to a lot of nothing. Still definitely worth watching, even if it's just for the intro and opening credits (which are so 3D gimmicky that it is shameful).

Troy Kleasner
Troy Kleasner

"Climate change propoganda"? Wow. Some people so resolutely refuse to pull their heads out of their deep, deep states of denial. 95% consensus of scientists worldwide believe the earth climate system is "unequivocally warming". It's a beautiful movie, and a shame that some refuse to see beyond their far right wing political blinders.

Marguerite Tsch
Marguerite Tsch

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