Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. This super-duper deluxe nature documentary clearly aims to recruit young viewers as conservationists.
  2. Whereas the TV series rarely flinched when it came to showing the animal world as it is, Earth always pulls back at the last second. It shows a cheetah pulling down a gazelle, but not the feast that follows.
  3. For most of the way this is an eye-popping, not blood-curdling, experience.
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. AlD
    Apr 30, 2009
    10
    I saw this on the big screen and was in awe. A nature documentary that is simply the best of its genre.
  2. Feb 6, 2012
    10
    Very wonderful movie that is sure to get children to care about animals and the environment. We need to militantly raise a generation ofVery wonderful movie that is sure to get children to care about animals and the environment. We need to militantly raise a generation of eco-warriors to save our planet and put the lives and welfare of animals before ourselves. Full Review »
  3. JayH
    Aug 28, 2009
    6
    What is it with Disney and animals being killed or dying in films? It's like an obsession - from Bambi to Old Yeller to this. I love What is it with Disney and animals being killed or dying in films? It's like an obsession - from Bambi to Old Yeller to this. I love nature documentaries, but I want to feel enthralled with the beauty, not the heartache of killing and death. I realize it's part of the natural cycle, but I don't have to be hit over the head with it either. Needless to say, I was disappointed. The cinematography is magnificent though. The score is a bit overdone. Cheer up Disney. Full Review »