Mystery of the Nile
Mystery of the Nile (2005)

On Christmas day of 2003, Pasquale Scaturro and a team of explorers set out on an epic quest to become the first to complete a full descent of the world's greatest river, the Blue Nile and the Nile, from source to sea. Four months… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 18, 2005
DVD Release Date: January 3, 2006
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

Steeped in important discoveries, yet I never get a clear idea of what these people are up to.

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Erika Gonzalez
Denver Rocky Mountain News

A lovely but sedate version of Scaturro and Brown's history-making adventure.

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Urban Cinefile

Although the title implies we are about to delve into the ancient past to discover the mysteries of the Nile, this IMAX big screen documentary is more of a combo of extreme sports with but a splash of history

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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The filmmakers document some of the more-difficult challenges the expedition faced, but they also provide an informative overview of the river's biology and history, as well as introducing some of the people who depend on the river.

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Louise Kennedy
Boston Globe

By patching together snippets from all these stories, then stitching them together with a cliched, lazily rendered script, this film does nothing but make us wonder what we've missed.

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Edward Ortiz
Sacramento Bee

Director Jordi Llompart packs so much material into a scant 47 minutes that you get the feeling that you've read a Cliffs Notes version of the journey when what you crave is the full fleshed-out story.

Melinda Ennis
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Provides a banquet of stunning scenery while making the most of the sweeping, panoramic capabilities of the Imax format.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

You'll enjoy the scenery and maybe learn a little something.

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

Mystery of the Nile is the sort of movie large-format theaters were made for: Daredevils do crazy things, and we experience them from the comfort of padded chairs.

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