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Universal acclaim- based on 52 Ratings

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  • Summary: This Discovery Channel series presents reenactments of real-life survival stories.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Reality
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. 70
    A memorable horror show.
  2. Reviewed by: Tony Perry
    70
    Ghastly, grisly and yet pruriently gripping.
  3. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    60
    Sure, the re-enactment technique is cheesy by its very nature, but at the heart of this show is the ancient art of storytelling. The verbal accounts of the survivors are so vibrant, their evocation of extreme experience so precise, that the viewer huddles before the TV like a child listening to ghost stories around a campfire, undistracted even by the indignity of commercial interruptions.
  4. 30
    Relies so heavily on... amateurish re-creations that it undermines its otherwise mind-blowing survival stories.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    30
    This isn't to say what these folks experienced isn't harrowing, but these hybrids mixing dramatic and documentary techniques only enjoy a sense of authenticity if both halves work, which isn't the case at least in the maiden voyage.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 41
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 41
  3. Negative: 3 out of 41