The Human Body
The Human Body (2001)

A look at the human body via animation and live-action, including the use of sophisticated medical imaging and advanced film techniques.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 14, 2001
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Perhaps we could do without the six-story-high close-up of a teenager popping a zit, but everything else is fascinating.

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John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune

My guess is that The Human Body will inspire more than a few enterprising young men and women to consider entering the fields of science and medicine.

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

Intelligent, clear and with a playful sense of humor, there's something here for virtually every body.

David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer

It is truly wondrous to behold.

Susan Granger

How do you condense an eight-hour BBC-TV series into a 43-minute large-format movie? With great difficulty. Too much information in too little time.

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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Fascinating stuff.

Matt Weitz
Dallas Morning News

Overall, the film is so striking that you hardly notice that you're learning something -- quite an improvement over those old filmstrips.

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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Little naked babies in the water. Got your attention now? I'll get back to the babies.

David Barton
Sacramento Bee

Both a triumph of photographic technique and a rousing good time.

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