Aliens of the Deep
Aliens of the Deep (2005)

James Cameron, director, deep ocean adventurer and space exploration visionary, combines his talent and his passions in the digital 3D film 'Aliens of the Deep.' Cameron takes audiences to the depths of the ocean to encounter some… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: January 28, 2005
DVD Release Date: November 1, 2005
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An amazing array of images from beneath the sea.

Christy Lemire
Associated Press

Yes, the work they're doing is mind-boggling and important, but sometimes the images alone are more than capable of speaking for themselves.

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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer

The experience is so immediate and immersive that you actually feel as if you are swimming with the krill.

James Mottram

A fascinating science lesson for anyone interested in either deep-sea -- or outer space -- exploration.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

That IMAX 3-D cameras have plunged so deep to record an often bizarre array of sea creatures undoubtedly delivers a certain 'wow' factor, but the accompanying commentary is heavier on breathless excitement than solid fact.

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Brian Thomas
Chicago Reader

Here we know only that Cameron and his bright-eyed young scientists (who take turns narrating) are heading to the deeper parts of the Atlantic and Pacific to observe the environment and life-forms down there.

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

It's not usual for documentaries to ingest the sci-fi genre, but in this case it's an eye pleasing and mind boggling excursion, beautifully realised and seamlessly integrated into the film.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A master showman's large-format documentary, a movie with great images, great special effects and the sheen of Hollywood often missing in these museum or science-center movies.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Often thrilling.

Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

The far more interesting stuff is back here at the bottom of the sea.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Ken Stachnik
Pretty cool and a little hokey at times.
Barry Lappin
Beautiful and ghostly. Theses deep see mysterys are fantastic.
Mike S
If there's two things that James Cameron can't get enough of, it's aliens and the sea. In this documentary, he combines both of his passions and… More
Sarah Prisbylla
Interesting movie, makes you feel privledged being able to see these odd (to us) creatures.
Bradley J
Im sort of confused after this doc. It didn't amaze me like other ones, but it isn't horrible, because it did present me to different creatures… More