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      Chasing Ice

      PG-13 Released Nov 9, 2012 1h 14m Documentary Biography List
      96% Tomatometer 71 Reviews 85% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings James Balog and his team on the Extreme Ice Survey assemble a multiyear chronicle of the planet's rapidly melting glaciers. Read More Read Less

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      Chasing Ice captures the urgency of climate change while prevailing as entertainment, thanks the awe-inspiring scenery and James Balog's charisma.

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      Bilge Ebiri Spirituality & Health True, there's no blood this time around, no gruesome images of dolphins dying, but it could be argued that the supernaturally beautiful images that Balog (and, by extension, Orlowski) captures are even more despairing and alarming... Mar 25, 2020 Full Review Brad Newsome Sydney Morning Herald [A] spectacular but depressing documentary. Oct 31, 2018 Full Review Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle If seeing equals believing, then this film's documentation ought to sway the world. But daredevil heroes and sexy screen goddesses probably help the medicine go down. Rated: 3/5 Feb 15, 2013 Full Review Jordan M. Smith IONCINEMA.com The doc is obviously a big screen advocacy spotlight for the project, but it is also a fascinating portrait of a man infatuated with nature, photography, and their combined ability to affect people in spellbinding ways. Feb 9, 2020 Full Review Daniel Green CineVue Orlowski's soulful direction, coupled with Balog's evocative eye, predictably leads to a number of awe-inspiring juxtapositions, best sampled on the big screen. Rated: 4/5 Feb 6, 2019 Full Review Matt Neal ABC Radio (Australia) Orlowski's documentary is brilliant because of the wondrous way it shows a worldwide story and a personal one at the same time. Rated: 5/5 Mar 29, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Kyle M Presented to the public ten years ago, and the beautiful imagery provides stunning realization backed up with thorough intelligence perfectly wording the layout of the natural events, becoming one of the most astonishing documentaries, as well most essential as it spreads messages we need to be more aware of with enough content to challenge naysayers. There are couple of angles it could've expanded for wholesome factual coverage, but their specialized field is more observingly grounded under simplicity that connects to how we would normally approach without any scientific visualizations being theoretically dramatized, and what they captured is the best imagery that needed to be seen to believe. (A) Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member The documentary was great, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. It was very fascinating and interesting experiencing this journey through the Arctic. The beautiful shots of the environments and gorgeous landscapes further cement the importance of the message. The documentary's message being that the earth is changing, and that climate change, or global warming, is affecting our home in ways that will irreversible if left alone. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member The message of this documentary was all steered in the direction in which climate change is real! A man set with his team are on a quest to bring into reality the core effects of climate change- immersing the audience with him and his crew through the tumultuous adventure. This commitment is done and overachieved after major setbacks over a timespan of almost 5 years showing visual evidence of the ice caps receding. The key human characters are James Balog, the scientist/photographer with the idea to record the ice, as well as his team who dedicated their skills and time to the goal. A concept that plays a role in the documentary is climate change. The overall "star" of this program is the ice caps recorded- also acting as the definite protagonist. The antagonist of this program is not named but can possibly be thought to be the disasters and human involvement that is speeding the process of destroying the ice caps. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member 7/10. Climate change / Global warming is real. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a vital documentary but the problem is really this is a 20min Youtube documentary, not a feature length film. As a result much of the middle section of the film becomes about James Balog (and his knee! God, I don't care about his knee!). It must not detract from the message but purely as a film it just doesn't engross you. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Important and impressive film but should've shown a lot more of the time-lapse material the whole film is about. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis James Balog and his team on the Extreme Ice Survey assemble a multiyear chronicle of the planet's rapidly melting glaciers.
      Director
      Jeff Orlowski-Yang
      Producer
      Jerry Aronson, Paula Dupré Pesmen, Jeff Orlowski-Yang
      Screenwriter
      Mark Monroe
      Distributor
      Submarine Deluxe
      Production Co
      Diamond Docs, Exposure
      Rating
      PG-13 (Brief Strong Language)
      Genre
      Documentary, Biography
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 9, 2012, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 10, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 14m
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