180 South
180 South (2010)

Inspired by Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins' 1968 excursion into Patagonia, adventurer Jeff Johnson sets out to retrace the footsteps of his heroes' arduous trek as filmmaker Chris Malloy follows with camera in hand. But despite… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 24, 2010
DVD Release Date: March 30, 2010
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ted Fry
Seattle Times

A beautiful mess with a point of view that's way too easily distracted.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Documentary follows surfer/ rock climber/photographer Jeff Johnson as he attempts to replicate the 1968 sailing/climbing expedition of Yvon Chouinard ...and Doug Tompkins from California to the tallest mountain in Chilean Patagonia.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The film's a meandering affair. The camera's attention flits here and there -- Look! A mountain! Look! A valley! Look! A beach!

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Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Boxoffice Magazine

In addition to the film's gentle activism comes a lovely perspective on life and our orientation to consumption that almost feels like antidote to the destructive "progress" that bests the explorers' paths.

Carrie R. Wheadon
Common Sense Media

Eco-minded travel docu inspires serious wanderlust.

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

If we're going to keep getting documentaries about the environment -- and let's face it, we are -- 180 Degrees South suggests an original way to structure them.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
"180 South" is an invigorating and impressively filmed documentary about Jeff Johnson, who intending to settle down somewhat, decides on one last big… More
Jeff Lowery
Interesting scenery and content, but nothing that will make this one stand out over time. Wasn't a big fan of the soundtrack though; it created a weird… More