Arctic Tale
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"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 Arctic wilderness. Once a perpetual winter wonderland of snow and ice, the walrus' and the polar bear's beautiful icebound world is melting away from underneath them.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Stephen Garrett, Time Out
"It's aimed at kids, and it hits them squarely: My 6-year-old and his friend sat stock still, hypnotized."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"Arctic Tale isn't a documentary. They say it right there in the title, see? It's a tale. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"...the movie is mainly for the benefit of children, a good thing because the world will soon enough be in their hands."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Partnering its ursine heroine's progress with that of a female walrus calf, Adam Ravetch and Sarah Robertson's documentary combines stunning wildlife footage with an environmental message."
‑ Neil Smith,
"A well-intentioned film that isn't a documentary and isn't a very good adventure story."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Arctic Tale does afford us some beautiful landscape cinematography and up-close looks at creatures in the wild..."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"The photography of Arctic Tale is what makes it so good. The nature documentary style of this movie is brilliant and breathtaking at times."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Overall, Arctic Tale's one true message is clear: Stop global warming before it's too late."
‑ Kit Bowen,
"The filmmakers probably thought the truth would be too upsetting for children, so we get walrus farts instead."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"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."
‑ Peter Debruge, Miami Herald
"There's no Jane Goodall required. And the absence of humans proves we needn't be onscreen to make our presence known."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"This effort soundly delivers the inconvenient truth to the generation who'll inherit it."
‑ Alicia Potter, Boston Phoenix
"It doesn't take a cynic to wonder if editing trickery has been deployed to clarify or simply fabricate these events."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Targeted at pre-schoolers yet with scant educational value, Arctic Tale is best seen by no-one."
‑ Dan Jolin, Empire Magazine
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