The Human Body
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A look at the human body via animation and live-action, including the use of sophisticated medical imaging and advanced film techniques.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Perhaps we could do without the six-story-high close-up of a teenager popping a zit, but everything else is fascinating."
‑ Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"My guess is that The Human Body will inspire more than a few enterprising young men and women to consider entering the fields of science and medicine."
‑ John Petrakis, Chicago Tribune
"Intelligent, clear and with a playful sense of humor, there's something here for virtually every body."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"As a visually fascinating science lesson, they get an A+."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
"The impression left is that of a series of slides with the lecturer flashing the clicker too quickly from one to another."
‑ Bridget Byrne, Boxoffice Magazine
"It is truly wondrous to behold."
‑ David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer
"How do you condense an eight-hour BBC-TV series into a 43-minute large-format movie? With great difficulty. Too much information in too little time."
‑ Susan Granger,
"Fascinating stuff."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"Most viewers will learn something from this film."
‑ Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan
"From beginning to end, The Human Body is a rare visual and aural treat."
‑ Bruce Feld, Film Journal International
"Overall, the film is so striking that you hardly notice that you're learning something -- quite an improvement over those old filmstrips."
‑ Matt Weitz, Dallas Morning News
"Little naked babies in the water. Got your attention now? I'll get back to the babies."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"Both a triumph of photographic technique and a rousing good time."
‑ David Barton, Sacramento Bee
"There are things happening in your body right now that you will never see unless you see this film."
‑ Herb Lash, Big Movie Zone
"Among the X-rayed, magnified wonders: food getting sloshed to pieces in the stomach; the inside of a beating heart looking like a tent flapping in a tornado; and snaky neurons firing in the brain somehow adding up to thoughts."
‑ , E! Online
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