MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,748 this week

Coral Reef Adventure (2003)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 412 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 12 critic

Take a once in a lifetime journey across the South Pacific for a spectacular IMAX adventure. Joy, ecstasy, a spiritual high: these words describe the exhilaration of diving a pristine coral... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(narration), , 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 554 titles
created 19 May 2011
 
a list of 776 titles
created 11 Sep 2011
 
a list of 97 titles
created 10 Nov 2011
 
a list of 107 titles
created 19 Aug 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 07 May 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Coral Reef Adventure (2003)

Coral Reef Adventure (2003) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Coral Reef Adventure.
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Meet Dr. Hazel Barton and Nancy Aulenbach. These women are compelled to push their limits in hostile environments. They are cavers who risk fatal danger for the thrill of discovery. Barton ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Judson
Stars: Liam Neeson, Steve Atteberry, Nancy Holler Aulenbach
Documentary | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

This heartwarming film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them-saving endangered species one life at a time.

Director: David Lickley
Stars: Birute Galdikas, Daphne Sheldrick, Morgan Freeman
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Toni Myers
Stars: Tom Cruise, James Arnold, Michael J. Bloomfield
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An extraordinary journey deep into space offering fresh insight into the origins and evolution of the universe.

Director: Russell Scott
Stars: Jonathan Whitmore, Greg Poole, Miranda Richardson
Short | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Alvin, a deep-sea mechanized probe, makes a voyage some 12,000 feet underwater to explore the Azores, a constantly-erupting volcanic rift between Europe and North America.

Director: Stephen Low
Stars: Ed Harris, Richard Lutz
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home.

Director: Greg MacGillivray
Stars: Meryl Streep, Leanne Allison, Karsten Heuer
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Join a team of explorers on the expedition of a lifetime as they set off to become the first to navigate the Blue Nile from source to sea. The epic 3,260 mile descent down the world's ... See full summary »

Director: Jordi Llompart
Stars: Gordon Brown, Joe Lewis
Wild Ocean (2008)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Each year an unbelievable feeding frenzy takes place in the oceans of South Africa as billions of sardines migrate up the KwaZulu-Natal Coast... See full synopsis »

Directors: Luke Cresswell, Steve McNicholas
Dolphins (2000)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Experience how dolphins live and play, and unravel the mysteries of dolphin communication in this Academy Award-nominated IMAX film which takes you into the complex lives of these fascinating animals.

Director: Greg MacGillivray
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Alejandro Acevedo-Gutiérrez, Dean Bernal
Ocean Oasis (2000)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Soames Summerhays
Stars: Exequiel Ezcurra, Gabriela Flores, Mercedes Guererro
The Alps (2007)
Documentary | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

John Harlin III attempts to climb the North Face of the Eiger, the site of his father's death 40 years earlier.

Director: Stephen Judson
Stars: Michael Gambon, Adele Hammond, John Harlin III
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A survey of the world's oceans, emphasizing the fact that it's a single interconnected ocean, and the dependence of all life on the ocean. Along the way we spend time with some surfers, ... See full summary »

Director: Greg MacGillivray
Stars: Steven K. Katona, Meryl Streep, Judith Connor
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Narrator (voice)
Howard Hall ...
Himself
Michele Hall ...
Herself
...
Himself
Rusi Vulakoro ...
Himself
Richard Pyle ...
Himself
Tracey Medway ...
Herself
Maria Joao Rodriguez ...
Herself
Rob Barrel ...
Himself
Cat Holloway ...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

Take a once in a lifetime journey across the South Pacific for a spectacular IMAX adventure. Joy, ecstasy, a spiritual high: these words describe the exhilaration of diving a pristine coral reef, and ocean explorers Howard and Michele Hall bring their love of the ocean into action. With Jean-Michael Cousteau, deep reef scientist Richard Pyle and Fijian diver Rusi Vulakoro, they explore and capture on film the dazzling underwater world of coral reefs, magical places here on Earth. This tropical excursion through the South Pacific will surprise and delight you as you fall in love with the reefs, and your heart will ache at the tragic, irretrievable loss of these fragile worlds. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

coral reef | imax | diving | fiji | See All (4) »

Genres:

Documentary

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

14 February 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

MacGillivray Freeman's Coral Reef Adventure  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.44 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Five new species of fish were discovered during filming. See more »

Soundtracks

Teach Your Children
Written & Recorded by Graham Nash
Published by Sony / ATV Songs LLC / Nash Notes (BMI)
Courtesy of Graham Nash
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Worth Watching for the Visuals
1 September 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Coral Reef Adventure (2003)

*** (out of 4)

Liam Neeson narrates this IMAX documentary taking a look at the coral reefs of the South Pacific. Underwater filmmakers Howard and Michele Hall try to explain the importance of the reef as well as explain why it would so damaging if Global Warming destroyed it. CORAL REEF ADVENTURE, obviously, is best seen on an IMAX screen but even on a smaller screen I think people are going to be entertained simply by the beauty of the subject matter. There are a few problems with the film including the fact that it includes a lot of preaching about the doom and gloom of Global Warming. I'm sure if you believe in the great warming debate then you're not going to mind more preaching but as someone who doesn't want to be preached to constantly, the subject started to wear on me. One of the mixed things is that Crosby, Stills and Nash does the soundtrack, which includes a couple of their hits like Teach Your Children and Our House. The cool nature of their vocal tone really works nicely with the visuals on the screen but where the music doesn't work is when these songs are sung by some children. Those unfamiliar with the reefs are going to get a good history lesson on what they are, how they work and what diseases they help fight. I think it goes without saying that the greatest thing about the film are the visuals, which are just downright beautiful. The cameras get you so close to the action that you almost feel as if you're down there swimming. The vivid colors really jump off the screen as words can't describe how beautiful all the reefs are.


0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
where to buy? alfredvanwijk
song question DataCraft
where can I find the music? mcflyyyx
Discuss Coral Reef Adventure (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?