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  • Summary: Alec Baldwin narrates the seven-part series that follows animals as they migrate over air, water, and land.
  • Genre(s): Documentary, Science

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Dec 10, 2010
    Migrations' animals provide a humbling lesson in resilience and determination. [15 Nov 2010, p.44]
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Jessica Shaw
    Dec 10, 2010
    There's not a nature-show junkie out there who won't be wowed by the stunning footage in this seven-hour miniseries about migratory animals. [5 Nov 2010, p.66]
  3. Reviewed by: Tom Shales
    Dec 10, 2010
    Great Migrations lets us be amazed rather than telling us to be, and the amazement quotient is, yes, amazingly high.
  4. Reviewed by: Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Dec 10, 2010
    We may have seen film of migrating wildebeest and zebras on the Serengeti before. But Great Migrations looks at everything from new and spectacularly beautiful angles.
  5. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Dec 10, 2010
    It's difficult to begrudge the producers their poetry--on one level, the imagery begs for similarly breathtaking language. But in this case, less might well have been more; the narration works best when it is relaying information rather than describing a "sun-spangled yearning to move."
  6. Reviewed by: Jonathan Storm
    Dec 10, 2010
    The postproduction excesses may sometimes distract from the series' wonder, which, if not quite up to Discovery's Planet Earth (2007) and Life (2010), is still jaw-dropping.
  7. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Dec 10, 2010
    If you've seen the many hours of "The Blue Planet" and "Planet Earth," or are a regular watcher of the nature documentaries constantly available on cable, then you've already seen most of what Great Migrations has to offer, or some version of it.

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