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Based on 9 Reviews
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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Its gently delivered theme and friendly images of nature (no lions eating antelopes here), this is a fine thing for families and school groups. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    If Sacred Planet helps kids appreciate the beauty and wonder of nature and animal life, it will be worth it. But surely civilization can come up with a more generously entertaining delivery system. show more

  • 50
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    In this well-intentioned celebration of nature and traditional ways of life, giant-screen images feel generic when they should inspire wonder. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Beautifully shot and well-meant -- but fairly snoozy. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Swaddled in terms so trite and cliched that they're almost guaranteed to bring out the closet cynic in even the most sympathetic viewers. show more

  • 70
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    It's an ideal film to open on Earth Day, for in the least preachy way possible it celebrates the natural world to make viewers pause and consider the profound importance of preserving the planet. show more

  • 60
    Chuck Wilson L.A. Weekly

    Despite his obvious passion, Long never fully ties together the human and animal footage, and so the film feels disjointed, as if two different documentaries are being fused into one. show more

  • 60
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    What the movie lacks is contrast. The sped-up ribbons of traffic in a city look as pretty as the interior of a redwood grove. As for the perils of logging, one brief shot of a clear-cut forest flashes by so quickly it is almost subliminal. show more

  • 50
    Robert Koehler Variety

    Respecting Mother Earth should never be as dull as watching Sacred Planet, a repetitive, globe-hopping Imax project that dresses up well-known ecological truisms with pretty nature photography. show more

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