Arctic Tale (2007) What might be the only thing better than An Inconvenient Truth at getting people to care about global warming? Maybe those widely circulated photos of… 2007-08-17 2007-07-25 G PT85M Documentary Paramount Classics
Movie Review

Arctic Tale (2007)

MPAA Rating: G
TALE OF WOE Arctic 's walrus
Image credit: Paul Nicklen/National Geographic
TALE OF WOE Arctic's walrus
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Aug 17, 2007; Limited Release: Jul 25, 2007; Rated: G; Length: 85 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Paramount Classics

What might be the only thing better than An Inconvenient Truth at getting people to care about global warming? Maybe those widely circulated photos of drowning polar bears stranded between melting ice floes. Arctic Tale — a nature doc following a walrus and a polar bear — lacks single images of that power, and it's too sneaky about the fact that both ''characters'' are in fact composites, but it's a respectable attempt to get kids who like cuddly animals thinking about death and destruction on a global scale. B

Originally posted Jul 24, 2007 Published in issue #946 Aug 03, 2007 Order article reprints