Flight of the Butterflies
Flight of the Butterflies (2012)

It's a natural history epic. It's a compelling detective story. It's a scientific adventure at its best. It took Dr. Fred Urquhart almost 40 years to discover the monarch butterflies' secret hideaway and prove the most… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: October 1, 2012
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Kim Ode
Minneapolis Star Tribune

You'll leave better informed about monarchs and environmental concerns, but also a little awed by the twists and turns and darn good luck behind a lot of scientific advancements.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

A feast for the eyes and clearly a labor of love, "Flight of the Butterflies" is one of the must-see 3-D IMAX movies.

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Jim Schembri
3AW

At the preview...the 3D effect had scores of kids reaching out to touch the butterflies. It was as gorgeous a sight to behold as anything on the giant Imax screen.

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Marco Chown Oved
Toronto Star

It's a story that begins and ends in Toronto and returns every year - and it's never been so spectacularly and passionately retold until now.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

It's easy to forget "Flight of the Butterflies" is just a movie, as the 3-D documentary about monarch migrations looks and sounds so much like nature.

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Rex Roberts
Film Journal International

Short, easy-to-like and informative movie is refreshingly upbeat, as bright as its subject, and at just under 45 minutes, a perfect entertainment for restless youngsters.

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Ivan Semeniuk
Globe and Mail

Flight of the Butterflies stands out as one of the best of its genre.

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Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto

The filmmakers turn classroom material into a dense procedural. Meanwhile, they capture phenomenal footage of the monarch in its various stages, from egg to chrysalis to the butterfly that hates winter as much as I do.

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