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Coral Reef Adventure

Released Feb 14, 2003 45m Documentary List
91% Tomatometer 23 Reviews 73% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
Director Greg MacGillivray, a documentary filmmaker whose specialty is the natural world, turns his camera on the South Pacific's beautiful but potentially endangered coral reefs. Backed by narration from Liam Neeson and music by Crosby, Stills and Nash, MacGillivray's film focuses on the the underwater work of a husband-and-wife duo. As they survey the waters near Australia, Tahiti and Fiji, Howard and Michele Hall explain what must be done to preserve the reefs. Read More Read Less

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Erik Lundegaard Seattle Times The panoramic views of various island locations are, of course, gorgeous, and inspire a kind of giddy vertigo. Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 26, 2004 Full Review Kevin Crust Los Angeles Times Part amusement park ride, part public service announcement, Coral Reef Adventure is most effective when doing what Imax movies do best: transporting audiences to unusual places they might not otherwise visit. Rated: 3/5 Jan 30, 2004 Full Review Jane Sumner Dallas Morning News A film for all who care about the world their children and grandchildren will inherit. Rated: B Feb 27, 2003 Full Review Susan Granger SSG Syndicate Educational and stimulating, hopefully encouraging environmental support for the world's endangered reefs. Rated: 6/10 Sep 17, 2011 Full Review Mark Halverson Sacramento News & Review Rated: 3/5 Aug 7, 2008 Full Review Robert Roten Laramie Movie Scope Lots of very pretty images with lots of dazzling colors. There is also an element of science. The trouble is, science and environmentalism don't mix that well. Rated: C+ May 12, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member beautiful and fascinating, as well as a good narration by Liem Neeson Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Humanity has a tremendous impact on coral reefs. We have to recognize their importance and their fragility. Some scientists estimate that 90% of the world's reefs could disappear in the next 30 years due to changes in sea temperature. Billions and billions of marine animals and plants would die with the reefs, taking away not only their beauty, but also the sustenance for the people who live in the coasts. Watch this documentary to find out how you can help. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member "We do not inherit the Earth from our parents, we borrow it from our children." If the DVD cover of this film doesn't sell you, you probably won't enjoy the flick. It really is just pretty Coral Reef scenery with a "Save the Earth" message. I particularly enjoyed it because it hits all the right chords for me: visuals, music, marine biology, etc. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Fascinating, thought provoking and very interesting. Beautifully photographed, a lot of effort went into it and it shows. My only gripe is the personal dramatics, they don?t seem to fit with the nature of the documentary. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Fascinating, thought provoking and very interesting. Beautifully photographed, a lot of effort went into it and it shows. My only gripe is the personal dramatics, they don’t seem to fit with the nature of the documentary. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Really beautiful scenery. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Director Greg MacGillivray, a documentary filmmaker whose specialty is the natural world, turns his camera on the South Pacific's beautiful but potentially endangered coral reefs. Backed by narration from Liam Neeson and music by Crosby, Stills and Nash, MacGillivray's film focuses on the the underwater work of a husband-and-wife duo. As they survey the waters near Australia, Tahiti and Fiji, Howard and Michele Hall explain what must be done to preserve the reefs.
Director
Greg MacGillivray
Producer
Greg MacGillivray, Alec Lorimore
Screenwriter
Stephen Judson, Osha Gray Davidson
Distributor
MacGillivray Freeman Films
Production Co
American Museum of Natural History, Louisville Science Center, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Discovery Place, Charlotte, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, National Science Foundation, The Orlando Science Center, Science Musuem of Virginia, Richmond, Blake and Associates, MacGillivray Freeman Films, Museum Film Network, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, National Wildlife Federation
Genre
Documentary
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Feb 14, 2003, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Nov 30, 2016
Runtime
45m
Aspect Ratio
IMAX (1.43:1)
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