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Based on 31 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 25
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie is overly long and much too intense for small children, yet it's filled with dialogue and plot turns that are too juvenile to thrill adult audiences. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Walker is adorable, but gives a one-note performance. Greenwood, a charismatic and unsung character actor, has the most noteworthy human performance as a somewhat arrogant academic whose decency keeps him from becoming a stock villain in a formulaic story. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    "March of the Penguins" - phooey! Those smelly little birds are built to survive in the frozen tundra, and nobody's asking them to pull a sled. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The dogs are fantastic. The humans need more work with their trainers. show more

  • 80
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Disney may have written the book on live-action animal adventure stories, but it has been quite a while since there has been a chapter as terrific as Eight Below. show more

  • 88
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Eight magnificent sled dogs must fend for themselves amid Antarctica's frozen wastes in this top-notch survival adventure that will reduce the coldest heart to a puddle of warm slush. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Remarkable, how in a film where we KNOW with an absolute certainty that all or most of the dogs must survive, Eight Below succeeds as an effective story. It works by focusing on the dogs. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    It's the most touching love story about tragically separated sexy beasts since "Cold Mountain." show more

  • 75

    The dogs are such charismatic performers it's almost a shame that there have to be humans in this story at all. Still, the Antarctica sequences alone make Eight Below one of the better family films out there right now. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    The film works best among the beasts. Their training is impeccable, their emotions are palpable, and almost all of their behavior is credible. One "Jaws"-like encounter sends a carnivorous leopard seal after a fleeing canine, and it's as tense as anything I hope to see this spring. show more

  • May 26, 2012 th00000000092576
    Report This User

    The best of the best. I\'ve been watching it for 6 years. Still cry when he finds the dogs!

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