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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)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    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. "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.
  4. 70
    The survival drama is genuinely exciting, and the players, both human and canine, put this across with spirit.
  5. It's formulaic and frequently over the top, 30 minutes too long and altogether too slow, but oh when those gorgeous, graceful pups tilt their heads just so … love.
  6. Reviewed by: Simon Braund
    60
    The dogs, whose individual personalities shine through without recourse to crass anthropomorphism, are superstars.
  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: 26 out of 31
  2. Negative: 3 out of 31
  1. Mar 14, 2011
    8
    This movie may not be a cinematic masterpiece, but it is an emotional journey for anyone who can feel sadness. This movie has a great soundtrack, and whilst the story is not exactly ground-breaking, the execution and production is highly commended. The director, producer, all those involved, really made the most out of this no-future film manuscript. Excellent work. Expand

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