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Eight brave sled dogs search for the master who is looking for a way to rescue them in this adventure drama. An American geologist (Bruce Greenwood) flies to Antarctica to participate in a project at the United States Research Base, where he teams up with arctic guide Jerry Shepard (Paul Walker) and his best friend, Cooper (Jason Biggs). The scientist soon discovers that Shepard also has eight other valuable friends -- a pack of sled dogs he's worked with for years, who have rescued him from a number of tight spots. As the three men explore a frozen mountain region, an unexpected accident… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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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