Eight Below

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  • Summary: Inspired by a true story, Eight Below is an exciting action-adventure about loyalty and the bonds of friendship set in the extreme wilderness of Antarctica. (Disney)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. 88
    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.
  2. 80
    Although the dogs have surely been Disney-fied to some extent, the sequences of them trying to survive are magnificent and deeply moving. Bring the Kleenex, and hug your pups when you get home.
  3. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    75
    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.
  4. 70
    The survival drama is genuinely exciting, and the players, both human and canine, put this across with spirit.
  5. The dogs are fantastic. The humans need more work with their trainers.
  6. 60
    Marshall isn't exactly a cinematic poet, but he does a fine job delineating each individual dog's personality, as well as the shifting hierarchy of power within the pack, which is why it's so exasperating that he and first-time screenwriter Dave Digillo are forever cutting away to dull Jerry and his stateside quest for rescue-mission funds.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 35
  2. Negative: 3 out of 35
  1. MarilynZ.
    Mar 2, 2006
    10
    Very enjoyable movie and suitable for all ages.
  2. Mike
    Jul 4, 2006
    10
    i thought it was fantastic very moving i thought paul walker did a great job int his film.
  3. steveng.
    Jul 9, 2007
    10
    This movie totally melted me. .excuse the pun. Luckily I was in my room when watching this sad yet uplifting tale. A very sincere and honest This movie totally melted me. .excuse the pun. Luckily I was in my room when watching this sad yet uplifting tale. A very sincere and honest movie that brings ones inner emotions totally to the fore .. .. . .you could really feel Walkers rapport with the dogs which made this such a wonderful visually tangible experience. Expand
  4. EllenZ.
    Mar 12, 2006
    9
    This movie is so wonderful, yet heartbreaking, I saw it twice. The dogs will steal your heart and make you use your kleenex. I hope they all This movie is so wonderful, yet heartbreaking, I saw it twice. The dogs will steal your heart and make you use your kleenex. I hope they all will get an Oscar, at least a special Oscar for their performances. Inspired by a true story, I understand the original ends with more heartache than this one does. Do yourself a favor and see this movie. It's one of the few wonderful family movies out there today. Thanks Disney for a job well done. P.S. Don't listen to critics degrading this film. I've learned, over time, that if critics give it a low rating, go see it, because it means it's good. Expand
  5. DanaM.
    Mar 5, 2006
    8
    Very enjoyable, especially if you're an animal lover. The dogs are truly remarkable. Go see it.
  6. Apr 1, 2016
    7
    Eight Below is the many adventures of Paul Walker and the many huskies you can see in this movie. It's also fun to watch with your entireEight Below is the many adventures of Paul Walker and the many huskies you can see in this movie. It's also fun to watch with your entire family as well as that boosts up the adventurousness up. Expand
  7. jesusm
    Feb 17, 2006
    1
    Paul Walker is, without a question, the worst actor in Hollywood.

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