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"Top of the morning and a squeak and a whistle to you! The new 2D IMAX film Dolphins is an enchanting, huge-screen family movie that takes you underwater for 40 minutes of fun, frolic, and the rudiments of communications with these mammals with the permanent grins."
- New York Daily News  


"You learn a lot about these graceful and highly social marine mammals through two compelling story lines. The clear message is that we’d be foolish to lose such personable, charming sources of knowledge and insight into our own nature and condition."
- Boston Globe  


"It was easily the best IMAX film I have ever seen. Because unlike every other IMAX film I’ve seen, Dolphins understands the frame that IMAX delivers on a level that the best non –IMAX filmmakers do. This is also the best-edited IMAX film I’ve ever seen. This film moves along artfully. Everest was a financial landmark for IMAX. Dolphins will stand as an aesthetic one."
- TNT Roughcuts  


" Dolphins a Splashing Success with Reviewers! An assortment of pull quotes from around the world about the MacGillivray Freeman film Dolphins December 13, 2000 “Top of the morning and a squeak and a whistle to you! The new 2D IMAX film Dolphins is an enchanting, huge-screen family movie that takes you underwater for 40 minutes of fun, frolic, and the rudiments of communications with these mammals with the permanent grins.” - New York Daily News “You learn a lot about these graceful and highly social marine mammals through two compelling story lines. The clear message is that we’d be foolish to lose such personable, charming sources of knowledge and insight into our own nature and condition.” - Boston Globe “It was easily the best IMAX film I have ever seen. Because unlike every other IMAX film I’ve seen, Dolphins understands the frame that IMAX delivers on a level that the best non –IMAX filmmakers do. This is also the best-edited IMAX film I’ve ever seen. This film moves along artfully. Everest was a financial landmark for IMAX. Dolphins will stand as an aesthetic one.” - TNT Roughcuts Greg MacGillivray has such an obvious affection for his subject…he lavishes his film with beautiful shots of the dolphins in picturesque locales like the Bahamas and Argentina, offers copious, insightful comments from a well-chosen cast of characters and achieves just the right mix of education and entertainment.” It must be said that the stunning photography of said bubble rings floating to the surface is as impressive as any similar computer-derived shot.3 ˝ stars."
- Miami Herald  


"The short running time for IMAX exhibition never feels like a crimp on MacGillivray’s style. If he tackled perhaps too large a topic with The Living Sea, this return to the deep blue is an ideal fit with the venue…MacGillivray and Brad Ohlund’s lensing above the water is majestic, while underwater cinematographers Bob Talbot and Paul Atkins are gutsy magicians under it."
- Daily Variety  

Dolphins more then IMAX eye-candy
"MacGillivray Freeman’s Dolphins is an IMAX movie that finds and maintains the perfect balance of spectacular images and solid science. 4 STARS One of the best five films of the week."
- Bruce Kirkland, Toronto Sun (03/10/2000)  Read Review >>


"Many science museums show IMAX films, but few of the films offer much more science than merely taking us places we have never been. This one will leave with fresh appreciation of dolphins, of what we can learn from them and what it’s going to take to save them."
- Orlando Sentinel  


"Mesmerizing to look at… the documentary does what the best IMAX films do – entertains and informs the whole family. The soundtrack by Sting sparkles like white sandbanks, and four scientists give the documentary a human face."
- Dallas Morning News  


"Like the best IMAX films, Dolphins also serves as a pretty travelogue. It takes us to the Bahamas and the shores of Argentina, where dolphins leap from turquoise waters, and into Caribbean villages, where giggling children in small classrooms learn about dolphins."
- Gazette Colorado Springs  


"Swim with the dolphins. Yes, we know it’s illegal in the United States to romp with wild dolphins, but the recent IMAX release is the next best thing…Watch these sea mammals in stunning cinematography and learn about what makes them so unique and why they must be saved. Hold your breath and take a dive."
- Coast Magazine CA  

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A MacGillivray Freeman Film, in association with the National Wildlife Federation. Producers: Greg MacGillivray, Alec Lorimore. Director: Greg MacGillivray. Distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films Distribution. Japanese Distributor: Sarai Inc. Executive Producer: Christopher N. Palmer. Writers: Tim Cahill, Stephen Judson. Directors of Photography. Greg MacGillivray, Brad Ohlund. Narrator: Pierce Brosnan. Music by: Sting.

Reviews

BMZ Reviews:

BMZ Review of Dolphins By Herb Lash

I Need You Like This Hole In My Head By Ross Anthony

Outside Reviews:

"Dolphins" By Jason Anderson, Eye Weekly

"Dolphins" By Vladimir Zelevinsky, The Tech (MIT)

"Dolphins more than IMAX eye-candy." By Bruce Kirkland, Jam! Movies

"Under the Sea" By Maryann Johanson, The Flick Filosopher

"Dolphins" By Norm Schrager, 24 Frames Per Second

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BMZ User Reviews

Rating: Excellent
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Rating: Excellent
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Rating: Excellent
Posted by: ken_vandine
Great movie! Makes me want to move to the Bahamas and play with the Dolphins everyday :-) ... Read More >>