Eight Below
Eight Below (2006)

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… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 20, 2006
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72%
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79%



Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Featuring a stellar cast of marooned mutts, who deftly display emotion, tenderness, loyalty and resolve, Eight Below is a heartwarming and exhilarating adventure film.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Live-action animal adventures have always been a Disney specialty, and this one has a pretty compelling plot.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

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.

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

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.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

It's heartwarming, occasionally exciting, and some of the cinematography is exemplary.

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Peter L'Official
Village Voice

The plot's slavish schmaltz proves as oppressive as the harsh winter that descends upon the dogs.

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Film4

Kids will be enraptured (and a tad frightened) and all but the stoniest-hearted adults will join them for a bit of a cry.

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Emily Yoffe
Slate

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.

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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

... 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.

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Scott Green
If only those actors could act, we'd have ourselves a gold winner.
KJ Proulx
Paul Walker makes this movie even better than it should have been! I did not expect this movie to be as good as it was, but it was fantastic. Paul Walker pulls… More
Jim Careter
Eight below is an emotional and good movie. The problem is that they say it was based on a true story, when in reality the dogs were lost they have no idea… More
Richard C
B-
Anthony Lawrie
Stating that you should only watch this film for the dogs seems like quite obvious advice but to put up with the awful script, terrible acting and Jason… More
Jason Owens
I'd rather watch movies like this over Paul Walker's more famous "Fast and the Furious" films any day! Very well done.

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