Coral Reef Adventure
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IMAX director Greg MacGillivray's 2003 film, Coral Reef Adventure, follows the exploits and crusades of the husband and wife underwater filmmaking duo of Howard and Michelle Hall as they embark on a ten-month expedition of the world's most vibrant and endangered coral reefs. Beginning at the Great Barrier Reef off the Australian coast, the Halls explore the vast underwater ecosystem and the scores of wildlife that thrive off of it. Traveling on throughout a number of the South Pacific's most spectacular reefs, the filmmakers also visit some reefs on the verge of extinction, making… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

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"The panoramic views of various island locations are, of course, gorgeous, and inspire a kind of giddy vertigo."
‑ Erik Lundegaard, Seattle Times
"Remarkable undersea footage, most of it starring fish and coral so unusually shaped and brightly colored that one has to remind oneself that they're real."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"Educational and stimulating, hopefully encouraging environmental support for the world's endangered reefs."
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
"A truly magical experience, Coral Reef Adventure entices us deep into the ocean's wonderland, dazzling us by the wonders of life beneath the surface."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"As beautiful as it often is to watch, Coral Reef Adventure ultimately comes off as a bit too kid-friendly and faux-inspirational, which is kind of a drag."
‑ Jordan Reed, Boxoffice Magazine
"Overall, the producers do a nice job balancing beautiful scenery with a serious message."
‑ Erika Gonzalez, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"A film for all who care about the world their children and grandchildren will inherit."
‑ Jane Sumner, Dallas Morning News
"Lots of very pretty images with lots of dazzling colors. There is also an element of science. The trouble is, science and environmentalism don't mix that well."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Perfectly balances entertainment and nature-science elements in its brisk and sometimes thrilling 46 minutes."
‑ Bruce Kirkland, Jam! Movies
"Can be enjoyed simply as a spectacular South Seas travelogue with superb underwater footage. Its environmental warnings are an added and important bonus."
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"Part amusement park ride, part public service announcement, Coral Reef Adventure is most effective when doing what Imax movies do best: transporting audiences to unusual places they might not otherwise visit."
‑ Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times
"Adventure it is, and of the most exhilarating sort."
‑ , Boston Globe
"You won't find Nemo. But you'll find zillions of other creatures amazing in their color, fragility and rarity."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"Explores coral reefs around the Pacific Ocean with a dazzling and sometimes irritating variety of computer graphics, brilliant nature photography and jarring sound effects straight out of Finding Nemo."
‑ David Barton, Sacramento Bee
"We learn a lot about dying coral and see a lot of life on the reef."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
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