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90
Practice has delivered something close to perfection as this new film offers a startling experience that takes you down into the Great Barrier Reef without the expense, hypothermia or oxygen tanks.
90
One of the best of the genre. If it doesn't serve oysters, per se, this submarine wonder offers marvels in abundance.
88
Premiere
We actually had the urge to dodge the sea snakes swimming right at us.
80
A visually enthralling 40-minute tour of the southwestern Pacific depths.
75
It's all a treat to behold, and, at least where the turtle and the jellyfish are concerned, it's transcendently beautiful, too. I just wish there was more of it.
75
As dazzling as they come, a visual pageant of strange undersea creatures hunting and scavenging and floating across the screen.
75
New York Post
Jim Carrey mostly plays it straight as the narrator. The 3-D effects are uncanny; much of the audience ducked when sea snakes lunged at it. You can't get that on your TV set. Yet.
75
In addition to the romantic music for the cuttlefish courtship, the several musical selections are a step above the usual IMAX fare.
50
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Like its predecessors, Under the Sea is family-friendly viewing -- the great white shark swims by, as opposed to tearing prey to shreds. Its goal is to show biodiversity and offer information on how reefs grow, reminding us of threats to these environments.
25
Seems more appropriate for a science museum than the Metreon, but that's not the film's problem. The problem is that oceanic movies in actual science museums are far more interesting and nuanced than this documentary.

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