Arctic Tale
Arctic Tale (2007)

"Arctic Tale" is an epic adventure that explores the vast world of the Great North. The film follows the walrus, Seela, and the polar bear, Nanu, on their journey from birth to adolescence to maturity and parenthood in the frozen… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: December 4, 2007
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Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Arctic Tale features breathtaking nature cinematography, but is undone by its over-cutesy narration.

Stephen Garrett
Time Out

This anthropomorphic Disneyfication -- presumably intended to give youngsters something to relate to -- is made worse by the film's elementary dialogue and Queen Latifah's crass 'n' brash delivery.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

It's aimed at kids, and it hits them squarely: My 6-year-old and his friend sat stock still, hypnotized.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Arctic Tale isn't a documentary. They say it right there in the title, see? It's a tale. [Blu-ray]

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

A well-intentioned film that isn't a documentary and isn't a very good adventure story.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Arctic Tale does afford us some beautiful landscape cinematography and up-close looks at creatures in the wild...

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

The photography of Arctic Tale is what makes it so good. The nature documentary style of this movie is brilliant and breathtaking at times.

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Peter Debruge
Miami Herald

Make no mistake, Arctic Tale is a stunning film, full of all the astonishing, even breathtaking nature photography we've come to expect from the folks at National Geographic.

Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

There's no Jane Goodall required. And the absence of humans proves we needn't be onscreen to make our presence known.

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Alicia Potter
Boston Phoenix

This effort soundly delivers the inconvenient truth to the generation who'll inherit it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
What do we learn watching this movie? Fuzzy baby bears are cuter than baby walruses. Being a wild animal is tough. Its made tougher when the walrus'… More
Sarah Prisbylla
The footage was amazing and so were the stories of the animals they followed. It's very cute, but also really sad...
Leigh Ryan
So sad. Have tissues handy... Made me realize just how desperate it is to stop global warming. I have taken an active role in fighting this cause since… More
Barry Lappin
Very cutesy but fantastic scenery and a great heartwarming story.
William Goss
Gorgeous vistas are undermined by narration, message, flatulance.
Audrey Lush
A beautiful but tragic documentary (15 years in the making) about the struggle of polar bears and sea lions to stay alive with the drastic changes in the… More