To the Arctic
To the Arctic (2012)

An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, the documentary adventure To The Arctic tells the ultimate tale of survival. Narrated by Meryl Streep, the film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced journey into the lives of a… More

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Rated: G
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: April 20, 2012
DVD Release Date: March 26, 2013
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Is there a law that says we can't have some virtuosity with our virtuousness?

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Yes, there's some spectacular footage. But there's also an awful lot of filler for a 40-minute movie...

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Roxana Hadadi
Punch Drunk Critics

[It's] certainly a serious issue, and one that deserves our undivided attention. It's weird, then, that To The Arctic 3D can't really focus on the topic at hand.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Yes, it's a classy affair, but the 40-minute doc's at-times-nerve-wracking power comes from the subjects who put a furry face on the ongoing and daunting issue of climate change.

David DeWitt
New York Times

Good on you, polar bears, and kudos to the cinematic expertise that captures them, especially underwater.

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Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Educational documentary explores life in the frozen wild.

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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

A children's choir sings and a graphic of the movie title explodes into ice shards to heighten the dramatic impact. Corny? You bet...

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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter

That suspenseful sequence is balanced by a fair share of aww moments from playful to plaintive, offering lessons in eco-consciousness.

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Sara Michelle Fetters

I didn't feel like I learned anything new, and for a documentary that sells itself on doing just that the letdown I felt sadly wasn't much of a surprise.

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