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

The Arctic Circle is the setting for this Disney live-action effort, about a wealthy Englishman in search of his son.

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Rated: G
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Release Date: May 18, 1999
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Critic Score
43%
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User Score
47%

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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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Variety

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.


Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Colorful but best for the kiddies.