A cinematic experience that is dazzlingly different from anything currently in theaters, March of the Penguins captivates with its straightforward but powerful story of dogged determination, survival against harsh odds and sacrifice.
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Jacquet's movie is as visually ravishing as "Winged Migration," and more gripping.
Christian Science Monitor by David Sterritt
As a zoological spectacle the movie is riveting. But the narration tries to make us think of these adorable animals as if they saw the world in human terms.
Sometimes harrowing, sometimes hokey, sometimes heartwarming nature documentary.
Los Angeles Times by Kevin Crust
As uplifting as anything you will find in theaters.
Entertainment Weekly by Lisa Schwarzbaum
Luc Jacquet's exquisitely shot eye-of-God study of a year in the lives of these distinctive birds is a nature film built with a feel for the epic and a love of operatic narrative.
Village Voice by Michael Atkinson
The Central Park Zoo is cheaper, you can walk away from the penguins after 10 minutes, and it has snow monkeys and beer.
The glacially beautiful new documentary March Of The Penguins confirms that no computer-animated or hand-drawn penguin could ever match the curious majesty of the genuine article.
The New York Times by Stephen Holden
This sentimental but riveting film has no qualms about playing on our emotions.