Earth (Disneynature's Earth) (Planet Earth)
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Earth (Disneynature's Earth) (Planet Earth)
As co-directed by Mark Linfield and Alastair Fothergill, the nature documentary Earth represents an edited-down version of the 12-hour small-screen miniseries Planet Earth, reslated for cinematic release. The program provides a sweeping 99-minute tour of our home planet's biosphere -- spanning every level of gaze, from the epic (crystal-clear shots of the Earth hovering in space) to the hyper-specific (a mother polar bear and her cubs waking from a lengthy period of hibernation). The film almost exclusively emphasizes the behavior of the animal populations that inhabit the Earth, yet… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Solid docu about global-warming informs rather than preaches."
‑ Graham Keeley, Hollywood Reporter
"[The directors] know how to craft a sequence (lions and elephants uneasily drinking at the same water hole), have an eye for the telling shot (baboons mincing across a flood plain), and mercifully avoid making the fauna look human."
‑ Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
"It's impossible to not come away with a renewed respect, appreciation and awe for this place we all call home."
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"A beautiful mix of humor, heart and spectacle that puts the studio that invented the True-Life Adventure back in touch with its wild side."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"Those familiar with the Discovery series Planet Earth won't find anything new here, but the James Earl Jones-narrated movie is fine on its own."
‑ Sonny Bunch, Washington Times
"For most of the way this is an eye-popping, not blood-curdling, experience."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"As a spectacle Disney's Earth is right out of this world."
‑ Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail
"When Disney gets involved in making things green, we're talking about the color of money."
‑ Burl Burlingame, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
"Reminds us that no matter where you are, this third rock from the sun of ours is a gorgeous thing."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"Earth may be the most striking collection of nature photography I've ever seen. It isn't flawless, but it is a one-of-a-kind treat."
‑ Jordan Hoffman, UGO
"For a round-the-world trip, it feels a bit like a budget bus tour."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"For adults, Earth misses the mark of riveting storytelling. Earth crams in the dramatic adventures of several species (including penguins) -- with the result that it comes up short on telling one really good story."
‑ Justin Berton, San Francisco Chronicle
"Earth hits all the right notes, and if Disney corners the market on nature documentaries and creates an annual cinematic event of this caliber tied into Earth Day, so be it."
‑ Matt Kelemen, Las Vegas CityLife
"Like Arctic Tale, this is a great looking and interesting view of nature. Also like that other 2007 film, Earth falls short of being truly memorable."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"A gorgeously photographed nature documentary that doesn't have enough happy moments and has far too many tragic ones."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
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