Flight of the Butterflies
Flight of the Butterflies (2012)

It's a natural history epic. It's a compelling detective story. It's a scientific adventure at its best. It took Dr. Fred Urquhart almost 40 years to discover the monarch butterflies' secret hideaway and prove the most… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: October 1, 2012
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Impressive to view in Imax 3-D, it's a true story that will inspire viewers to plant a milkweed garden.

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Ivan Semeniuk
Globe and Mail

Flight of the Butterflies stands out as one of the best of its genre.

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Gentle docu celebrates miracle of butterfly migration.

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Kim Ode
Minneapolis Star Tribune

You'll leave better informed about monarchs and environmental concerns, but also a little awed by the twists and turns and darn good luck behind a lot of scientific advancements.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

A feast for the eyes and clearly a labor of love, "Flight of the Butterflies" is one of the must-see 3-D IMAX movies.

Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto

The filmmakers turn classroom material into a dense procedural. Meanwhile, they capture phenomenal footage of the monarch in its various stages, from egg to chrysalis to the butterfly that hates winter as much as I do.

Marco Chown Oved
Toronto Star

It's a story that begins and ends in Toronto and returns every year - and it's never been so spectacularly and passionately retold until now.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

It's easy to forget "Flight of the Butterflies" is just a movie, as the 3-D documentary about monarch migrations looks and sounds so much like nature.

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Jim Schembri

At the preview...the 3D effect had scores of kids reaching out to touch the butterflies. It was as gorgeous a sight to behold as anything on the giant Imax screen.

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John Ballantine
A wonderful documentary that is harmed by its short length. We learn about Fred Urquhart and his attempts to unravel the mystery around his favourite scientific… More