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75
Visually stunning and narratively stunted, this IMAX documentary is the family version of 2006's "An Inconvenient Truth," Al Gore's Oscar-winning documentary on global warming.
70
Meryl Streep narrates a heartwarming documentary for an up close look at Arctic wildlife.
70
To the Arctic uses spoonfuls of cuteness - featuring walruses and caribou, though polar bears are its primary animal stars - to make its fairly grim environmental message go down a little easier.
63
More storytelling and less preaching would have served those messages better.
58
Filmmaker Greg MacGillivray, a specialist in gigantic-screen nature movies including "The Living Sea," is up to date in his use of 70mm IMAX film, but he's stuck in the past about how to tell a story.
50
Though the film is light on anthropomorphization, its aesthetic is nothing if not infantile.
50
To the Arctic 3-D is an impassioned plea for action on global warming, and the passion is intensified by the music.
50
After seven trips made over four years, the production was about to wrap when the crew, aboard an icebreaker, encountered a polar bear mom and twin cubs that decided to hang around for a week - offering a rare opportunity to film the daily life of these notoriously camera-shy creatures.
40
Somebody give Werner Herzog an IMAX camera already, and let's see what a real filmmaker does with the format.
38
Yes, there's some spectacular footage. But there's also an awful lot of filler for a 40-minute movie.

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