• Network: BBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 26, 2011
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 36
  2. Negative: 2 out of 36

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  1. Mar 30, 2012
    4
    Not much information in this series. They show animals without telling us what we're looking at and ignore the flora completely. The musical score is annoying -- it's way too loud, too twee in some cases -- it's like it's a silent movie and not a documentary. Just because it's pretty doesn't mean it's good.
Metascore
91

Universal acclaim - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Mar 19, 2012
    80
    The artfully composed images are both crystal clear and cinematically creamy.
  2. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Mar 19, 2012
    80
    It's not that we haven't seen the polar regions before. But this special, narrated by Alec Baldwin, puts it all together in a way that makes it feel consistently more intriguing than the nature films you remember from school.
  3. Reviewed by: Ross Langager
    Mar 19, 2012
    70
    Frozen Planet recycles some material from previous films from under the same umbrella (I'm pretty sure those duck-hunting wolves were in Life) as well as covering territory very well-trodden by other films.