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Antarctic Edge: 70 Degrees South

HD   Unrated Closed Captioning

Dena Seidel

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About the Movie

A thrilling journey to the world's most perilous environment, Antarctic Edge: 70 Degrees South joins a team of world-class scientists as they explore the fastest warming place on earth: the West Antarctic Peninsula. Filmed in one of the most perilous environments on the planet, Antarctic Edge brings to us the stunning landscapes and seascapes of Earth's southern polar region, revealing the harsh conditions and huge challenges that scientists endure for months at a time. While navigating through 60-foot waves and dangerous icebergs, the film follows the team as they make land on rugged, inhospitable Charcot Island to study the rapidly declining Adelie Penguin. For the scientists, these birds are the greatest indicator of climate change and a harbinger of what is to come.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 7
  • Fresh: 4
  • Rotten: 3
  • Average Rating: 6.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: "Antarctic Edge" illustrates its points effectively, providing vivid evidence of how shrinking ice at the South Pole affects climates across the globe. – Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times, Apr 16, 2015

Fresh: Combining those stirringly shot vistas with easy-to-digest scientific fact-finding, the documentary is not so much a call to action as a moving portrait ... – Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times, May 14, 2015

Rotten: Doesn't feel likely to hold the average film viewer's attention, and makes Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" seem like a summer action flick by comparison. – Sara Stewart, New York Post, Apr 15, 2015

Rotten: It appears afraid of alienating viewers by overloading on scientific jargon, and in the process becomes too attracted to ultimately superfluous anecdotes from her subjects. – Wes Greene, Slant Magazine, Apr 12, 2015

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Customer Reviews

Antarctic Edge

I’ve seen several documentaries on Antarctic and this one unfortunately is pretty boring - It doesn’t bring anything new to the table and the researchers just want to talk about is their personal lives or how dangerous it is living in Antarctic and their safety measures. Most of the scientists sound a little stoned too. I would give my left arm to live at Palmer Station which has ALL the creature comforts of a four star resort minus the pool (and who knows what they are growing in the greenhouse).

Real people doing real science

This is the on-the-ground daily hard work of science. You can’t understand a system without data on its behavior.

Antarctic Edge: 70 Degrees South
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2015

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