'Under the Sea 3D' Critic Reviews

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MovieWeb:   1 reviews
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Rotten Tomatoes:   51 reviews
  • Adam Markovitz Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    67
    It's impossible not to be wowed by some of the images in Under the Sea 3D, 
the coolest of which are a nice 
reminder that, even in the age of CG wizardry, the best special effects still come straight from Mother Nature.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Stephen Holden New York Times (Top Critic)
    70
    No computer-designed animatronic invention can begin to match the beauty and grace of the oceanic life photographed in Under the Sea 3D.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Peter Bradshaw Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    80
    This is a raw, brutal arena of cold-eyed predators chomping the weakest and inexpressibly ugly beings that have evolved so as to be disturbingly well camouflaged, utterly invisible until they make a deadly lunge at some poor vulnerable little fishy.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Wesley Morris Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    75
    Here to inspire awe and depression with a vast universe of marine life that, barring possible ecological disaster, will be here eons after we're gone.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    60
    If you're not taking the family on an exotic beach vacation anytime soon, consider this a reasonable alternative.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal (Top Critic)
    Under the Sea 3D is one of the best of the genre. If it doesn't serve oysters, per se, this submarine wonder offers marvels in abundance.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Michael Esposito Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    75
    The images are impressive, and include shots of some cuttlefish 'hey-hey' cleverly set to the song Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (the theme song for the Britcom Coupling).
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    75
    The footage is spectacular, the colors electric, the life aquatic trippier than anything you'll see in even the most wildly imaginative animated fare.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Colin Covert Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top Critic)
    75
    The tone is optimistic that these amazing creatures can be saved, and the message that the ocean ecology is worth preserving is delivered without preaching.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Tom Long Detroit News (Top Critic)
    75
    The plot may not be much -- amazing creatures live in the sea and if we keep polluting the world a bunch of them will die, so let's stop being such jerks -- but the visuals are absolutely fantastic.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Lael Loewenstein Variety (Top Critic)
    Gorgeous, informative and as gripping as a shark's jaws.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Lou Lumenick New York Post (Top Critic)
    75
    The 3-D effects are uncanny; much of the audience ducked when sea snakes lunged at it. You can't get that on your TV set. Yet.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Peter Howell Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    88
    This is the fourth Imax underwater excursion, and the second in 3-D, and it may just be the best yet.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Jennie Punter Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    After 40 minutes behind 3-D glasses watching rare aquatic creatures, why bother with airline tickets and scuba gear?
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Christy Lemire Associated Press (Top Critic)
    Even about halfway in, even having settled into your seat with those plastic glasses nestled on your nose, you'll still find yourself dazzled again and again by the impossibly breathtaking beauty of the IMAX adventure Under the Sea 3D.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Glenn Whipp Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    80
    As intimate and enjoyable as anything Imax has done in 3-D.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Hank Sartin Time Out
    40
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Alison Willmore Time Out
    40
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Renee Schonfeld Common Sense Media
    80
    Stunning vision of the beautiful -- and fragile -- ocean.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Phil Hall EDGE Boston
    70
    This film is lovely to look at and would make an ideal vehicle for introducing kids to the world of oceanography and marine biology.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • John J. Puccio DVDTown.com
    80
    ...if you measure it in terms of the sheer beauty of its presentation, its value is probably incalculable.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • John J. Puccio Movie Metropolis
    80
    ...if you measure it in terms of the sheer beauty of its presentation, its value is probably incalculable.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Amy Wheeler FILMINK (Australia)
    While some of the content may go over younger viewers' heads, it introduces them to complex issues while entertaining them with footage of playful sea lions and slithering snakes that appear to swim right toward your face.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Renie Scolaro Mora PopMatters
    80
    Under the Sea 3D offers a rare and gorgeous look at marine life from the heart of the Coral Triangle.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Adam Keleman Slant Magazine
    75
    Strictly fodder for the preteen set, Under the Sea 3D, the latest IMAX deep-sea-dive exploration (brought to you by the fisheye's point of view), is expectedly rudimentary but a splendor to watch.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
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