The Island at the Top of the World
The Island at the Top of the World (1974)

This Disney family adventure, directed by Robert Stevenson in his Jules Verne mode, concern a group of explorers who travel to the Arctic Circle in 1908 to explore the uncharted wastes of the North Pole. Sir Anthony Ross (Donald Sinden), a… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: May 18, 1999
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine

The Arctic looks like a melted dessert, the Viking village like a low-rent neighborhood in Disneyland, and the Vikings themselves like Hell's Angels on Halloween.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Stunningly photographed scenery and convincing visual effects make this film one of Disney's more believable efforts.

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All deliver realistic performances.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

So-so Disney spectacle with not so special effects.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Unimaginative plot, interminable dialogue in 'Old Norse', some pointless love interest, and a particularly repulsive poodle.

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Loved it as a kid, but I haven't seen it since.