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Arctic Tale (2007)



Critic Consensus: Arctic Tale features breathtaking nature cinematography, but is undone by its over-cutesy narration.

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"Arctic Tale" is an epic adventure that explores the vast world of the Great North. The film follows the walrus, Seela, and the polar bear, Nanu, on their journey from birth to adolescence to maturity and parenthood in the frozen Arctic wilderness. Once a perpetual winter wonderland of snow and ice, the walrus' and the polar bear's beautiful icebound world is melting away from underneath them.

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Critic Reviews for Arctic Tale

All Critics (98) | Top Critics (32)

"It's a playful study of Arctic life, starring a polar bear cub, its prey, and a tagalong fox -- with the inevitable dramatic moments when bear meets walrus."

November 3, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

This anthropomorphic Disneyfication -- presumably intended to give youngsters something to relate to -- is made worse by the film's elementary dialogue and Queen Latifah's crass 'n' brash delivery.

November 17, 2011 | Rating: 2/5

It doesn't take a cynic to wonder if editing trickery has been deployed to clarify or simply fabricate these events.

October 18, 2008 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Partnering its ursine heroine's progress with that of a female walrus calf, Adam Ravetch and Sarah Robertson's documentary combines stunning wildlife footage with an environmental message.

February 12, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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A well-intentioned film that isn't a documentary and isn't a very good adventure story.

August 20, 2007

Make no mistake, Arctic Tale is a stunning film, full of all the astonishing, even breathtaking nature photography we've come to expect from the folks at National Geographic.

August 17, 2007 | Rating: 3/4

Audience Reviews for Arctic Tale

The footage was amazing and so were the stories of the animals they followed. It's very cute, but also really sad...

Sarah Prisbylla
Sarah Prisbylla

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What do we learn watching this movie? Fuzzy baby bears are cuter than baby walruses. Being a wild animal is tough. Its made tougher when the walrus' breeding grounds are melting away.

Red Lats
Red Lats

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So sad. Have tissues handy... Made me realize just how desperate it is to stop global warming. I have taken an active role in fighting this cause since watching this movie. This needs to end now.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

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