Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation | Release Date: November 14, 2003 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Universal acclaim based on 42 Critics
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Mixed:
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Negative:
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Just as Aubrey's authority springs from skill and knowledge, so does the film's power. They don't make movies like this any more because few people know how to make them.
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What the novels leave us with, and what emerges more fitfully from this film, as if in shafts of sunlight, is the growing realization that, although our existence is indisputably safer, softer, cleaner, and more dependable than the lives led by Captain Aubrey and his men, theirs were in some immeasurable way better. [17 November 2003, p. 172]