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In the extreme wilderness of Antarctica, three members of a scientific expedition -- Jerry Shepard, his best friend, Cooper and a rugged American geologist -- are forced to leave behind their team of beloved sled dogs due to a sudden accident and perilous weather conditions in Antarctica. During the harsh, Antarctic winter, the dogs must struggle for survival alone in the intense frozen wilderness for more than six months.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

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"Live-action animal adventures have always been a Disney specialty, and this one has a pretty compelling plot."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"It's too clichéd, it's too rote, and honestly I think you have to care a little bit more about the individual dogs to believe that these people would care so much."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"The Alaskan Huskies of Eight Below are both better-looking and better performers than their human counterparts, and their vigilant scenes of solo survival on an Antarctic outpost make for the highlight of this otherwise predictable rescue mission."
‑ Luke Goodsell, Empire Magazine Australasia
"It's heartbreaking, it's exciting, it's engrossing, it's a home run for Disney, and it's finally a good performance for Paul Walker."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The human interaction is just a little too precious and the digression away from the dogs and the main story is just too long for it to feel like anything but a major detour."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"It's heartwarming, occasionally exciting, and some of the cinematography is exemplary."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"The plot's slavish schmaltz proves as oppressive as the harsh winter that descends upon the dogs."
‑ Peter L'Official, Village Voice
"Kids will be enraptured (and a tad frightened) and all but the stoniest-hearted adults will join them for a bit of a cry."
‑ , Film4
"It's the canine players who carry the movie and will capture the hearts of viewers young and old."
‑ Kevin Lally, Film Journal International
"The film looks handsome, the photography is grand, and the dogs do their part admirably. Now, if it weren't for those pesky humans...."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Eight Below runs two hours and would have benefited from losing 30 minutes of that -- all of it from Jerry's (Paul Walker) protracted quest. The other human actors are simply types."
‑ Emily Yoffe, Slate
"... the canine cuteness, breathtaking action and acts of bravery are worth braving the Disney elements -- overpowering, poignant music, an unnecessary romantic subplot -- if you like your movies doggy-style."
‑ Jennie Punter, Globe and Mail
"At first sight a fun but slightly sappy man-and-his-dogs story, Eight Below quickly evolves into a well-crafted wilderness adventure reminiscent of Disney's heyday."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"The film is padded out to a full two hours, which may not be quite as long as the dogs have to wait for their rescue, but it does feel like it."
‑ Peter T. Chattaway, Christianity Today
"The movie is a perfectly decent work of fiction and an enjoyable family adventure."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
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