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Oceans Reviews



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Release Date :

April 22, 2010

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Director :

Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud

Starring :

Pierce Brosnan

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

“..Though there's a formlessness to it all, the wow factor will thrill the "Earth" crowd, making "Oceans" a surefire bet for families and nature lovers..”
by Jay Weissberg [Variety]
4 of 5

“..This really is a film that manages to show us things we've never seen and make what we have already seen look different and new..”
by Kenneth Turan [Los Angeles Times]
3 of 4

“..This hypnotically photogenic journey into the depths of the ocean blue exists to appeal to the imaginations of young and old alike..”
by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]
4 of 4

“..There are life-and-death dramas, moments of playfulness and tenderness, which create an ever-increasing sense of wonder..”
by Liam Lacey [Globe and Mail]
3 of 4

“..The wow factor alone makes Oceans a great Earth Day/Earth Week at the movies..”
by Roger Moore [Orlando Sentinel]
3 of 4

“..the voice-over almost manages to turn the majestic into the mundane..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
2.5 of 4

“..the most striking thing about Oceans is its banality..”
by Tom Meek [Boston Phoenix]
2.5 of 4

“..the majestic imagery fails to tell a story or advance a message..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
2 of 4

“..pretty and relatively painless - although not particularly exciting..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
4 of 5

“..Perfect for families and exquisitely shot, this entry from the Disneynature division is even better and fresher than last year's "Earth"..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
Review rate : A-

“..Oceans will dazzle you with something even stranger..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
4.5 of 5

“..Oceans is more of a random collection of images from the deep. But, boy, what images..”
by Cary Darling [Dallas Morning News]
3 of 4

“..Oceans is a lovely, meditative dive into the life aquatic..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
3 of 4

“..It is a good documentary and is worthwhile, especially for those with an interest in such things. It's just not as satisfying..”
by Jeff Vice [Deseret News]
3.5 of 4

“..If you can't spare a few thousand hours to wander through the vasty deep yourself, "Oceans" will do nicely..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
“..All the crystalline imagery and poetic immediacy that we have come to expect from this new generation of up-close-and-personal nature documentaries is here..”
by Jeannette Catsoulis [NY Times]
3 of 4

“.."Oceans" happily leaves us wanting more..”
by Moira MacDonald [Seattle Times]

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“..Ari Folman, however, is a filmmaker who, almost to a fault is, determined to make movies in his own inimitable way..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]


“..is the typical Hallmark Channel movie with a light-hearted story, some beautiful people and some OK acting..”
by [Movieman's Guide to the Movies]


“..overly familiar spy film serves its star well..”
by John DeFore [Hollywood Reporter]


“..sibling filmmakers Peter and Michael Spierig offer a skillful and atmospheric adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein's 1960 short story " - All You Zombies - ," and if it's better in the intimate early stages than in the more grandiose later passages..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]


“..thanks to Saville's tightly controlled direction and a superlative cast, the mere exchange of glances builds as much suspense as the kinetic action sequence that opens the pic..”
by Ronnie Scheib [Variety]


“..the action sequences are competently directed, but exhibit virtually no flair or invention, as Patric simply stands there shooting at waves of anonymous henchmen until they all fall down..”
by Andrew Barker [Variety]


“..the ham-fisted script is incapable of a multilayered approach, while the helming and editing are at the level of mediocre TV..”
by Jay Weissberg [Variety]


“..a bland version of Liam Neeson's Taken..”
by Sukanya Verma [rediff.com]


“..so is this terrific movie..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]


“..the movie often feels like a full-length ad for a great workplace, which just happens to stash whips and chains in the stationery closet..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [NY Daily News]