Alaska (1996)

After moving to an Alaskan village with his two children, widower Jack Barnes takes a job as a bush pilot. The son hates his new home, but when his father turns up missing after an airplane accident, the boy and his sister travel into the… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 14, 1996
DVD Release Date: September 3, 2002
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Critic Score: 18% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Beautiful vistas, Thora Birch and a cute bear can't compensate for the routine story and sloppy direction of this old-fashioned family adventure about the courageous efforts of two children to find their missing father.

Brandon Judell
Critics Inc./America Online

Charlton Heston, though he has saved the Jews and a whole bunch of other distressed folk in the past, along with painting the Sistine Chapel, can't rescue his son's picture.

Jeff Vice
Deseret News (Salt Lake City)

Really bad performances, an awful script straight out of a TV movie of the week and one of the least appealing, most irritating young heroes in recent screen history

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Jason Owens
I can't believe that "Alaska" isn't getting better reviews than it is. A movie doesn't have to be one of the best ever to be a great… More
Sarah Burton
Gorgeous looking kids film, set in breathtaking scenery.
xGary Xx
Charlton Heston slums it as a poacher in this wilderness nonsense that sees a pair of american brats climb up and down mountainsides in between bouts of utterly… More
Sunil Jawahir
A sweet survival movie that strengthen a brother and sister's relationship.