Planet Earth: Miniseries (2007)

Planet Earth

Critics Consensus

Planet Earth weaves innovative camera techniques and patient observation to deliver viewers an astounding glimpse of the world's perils and wonders, capturing jaw-dropping scenery and animals on both an epic and intimate scale.



Critic Ratings: 22

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Air date: Mar 25, 2007
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Critic Reviews for Planet Earth Miniseries

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (10)

Creating a series of this scope and scale is almost impossible to measure. The amount of work that went into Planet Earth is incredible... And the dazzling footage unveiled here is breathtaking, honest, and beautiful in so many ways.

Apr 10, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

The sheer variety on display ensure that the series never wears out its welcome, and it's surprising how quickly one gets wrapped up in the narratives on display.

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Planet Earth is perhaps the greatest nature documentary ever made. Even someone like me, who hasn't seen many nature films (let alone one I actually enjoyed), can appreciate the once-in-a-lifetime experience that the miniseries delivers.

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The science and the scenery embarrass us with their dignity: Quietly, they make it clear how unfair it is that the fate of the world depends on otherwise so inconsequential a species.

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Viewers can debate which images are the most jaw-dropping, but as assembled, it's a major achievement, making glorious use of aerial and time-lapse photography to bring epic grandeur to each chapter.

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While it didn't have an explicitly environmentalist argument, by showing the planet's complex weave of life and natural processes, it was possibly TV's most moving work of eco-tainment yet.

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Americans get an edited version with new narration by Sigourney Weaver, which seemingly treats nature documentaries as a competitive sport.

Apr 10, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's all just so beautiful you could cry, and really makes you feel like you'll never know enough about the world you've landed on.

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It's a kind of saga that steps into Earth's crevices and finds wonder in each. A project of this scope depends on aerial shots and camera dances to make all this natural beauty take flight. "Earth" delivers and then some.

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To call Planet Earth, the magnificent 11-part BBC documentary, just another nature series is like calling Antarctica just another big sheet of ice.

Apr 10, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…

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