The Endurance
The Endurance (2001)

The story of the survival of British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and the crew of his vessel 'The Endurance', which shipwrecked in the ice floes and frigid open ocean of the Antarctic in 1914. After a difficult two years, the crew… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: September 21, 2001
DVD Release Date: September 2, 2003
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Endurance presents exciting footage of an amazing real-life story of survival.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Fascinatingly evokes not just the gruelling, first-person details of this particular polar expedition, but the waning moments of the entire spirit of romantic, white-European Boy's Own adventurism.

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John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune

Most of all, it is a salute to Shackleton himself, whose calm and grace under extreme pressure helped guarantee that not a single crew member would be lost.

Phil Hall
Film Threat

So-so documentary on ill-fated South Pole journey.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Beautifully blends interviews with scholars and descendants of that crew, still photos and movie film from the trip and re-creations of the events of the voyage.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Those who see Endurance, however, are not likely soon to forget what they see, even if they have some difficulty imagining how it could be possibly be true.

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Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

The interesting and almost unbelievable subject matter legitimizes the legend of Ernest Shackleton, even if it is a little slow in the process.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Footage from a remarkable silent documentary has been combined with new photography, music and a narration to produce an even more remarkable sound documentary.

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Dick Kreck
Denver Post

Anyone interested in great stories should be interested in this one.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

A documentary that instructs as it entertains.

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Yep, not the Kenneth Branaugh mini-series, this documentary is fabulous. Liam Neeson takes you on the re-telling of what was truly an impossible rescue of the… More