Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk
Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk (2008)

A rafting trip down the Colorado River with a group, including Robert Kennedy Jr. and anthropologist Wade Davis, presents evidence of dropping water levels and the need for conservation in this compelling IMAX 3-D film. Robert Redford… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: February 24, 2009
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A good IMAX film usually combines eye-popping visuals with a 'teachable moment', a little history, geology, biology or what not, tucked in between the pretty pictures. Grand Canyon Adventure more than fills that bill.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Ostensibly, Grand Canyon is about threats to the river that quenches the thirst of much of the West Coast, but the movie is all over the map.

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Jim Carnes
Sacramento Bee

As entertainment, it can be heart-poundingly exciting. As education, it has some merit. But as a movie, Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk 3D is kind of a mess.

Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Grand Canyon is such fun to watch with its superb, 3D quality that it's impossible not to be more caught up, albeit temporarily, in the illusion of getting splashed than in the unsettling realities of the environmental crisis it describes.

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Cole Smithey

Although muddled at times from its cross-purpose agendas of trumpeting conservation and establishing a story arc that never quite congeals, "Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk" is a lush look at a journey that few people will ever experience except vic

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

An outstanding example of what can be accomplished in large-format documentaries.

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Ronnie Scheib

Paradoxically, the beauty and splendor of the Grand Canyon...almost belies this docu's dire ecological message

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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

The word 'adventure' is a bit of an overstatement...

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John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

The scenery isn't mind-blowing or the filmmaking awesome, but there's a certain majesty in how the movie achieves its noble goal of raising awareness about the world water crisis.

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