Eight Below

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Released 2006

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Director:
Frank Marshall
Released:
2006
Rating:
PG
In this action drama, brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival in the frigid environs. Staring Josh Duhamel ('Win a Date With Tad Hamilton', 'Las Vegas'), directed by Frank Marshall ('Bourne Supremacy', 'Signs'). An exciting action adventure about loyalty and the bonds of friendship set in the extreme wilderness of Antarctica. The film tells the story of three members of a scientific expedition: Jerry Shepard (Paul Walker), his best friend Cooper (Jason Biggs), and a rugged American geologist (Bruce Greenwood), who are forced to leave behind their team of beloved sled dogs due to a sudden accident and perilous weather conditions in Antarctica. During the harsh winter, the dogs must struggle for survival alone in the intense frozen wilderness for six months.

Metacritic Score

  • 70

    Variety Dennis Harvey

    An easy watch, thanks to the splendors of frosty scenery and furry canines.

  • 50

    The New York Times

    Eight Below is Grade A pooch porn, an orgy of canine cuteness.

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Crust

    This family adventure about a team of sled dogs abandoned in Antarctica naturally invokes the traditional shout of "Mush!" urging the canines to go faster, but it's also an apt des...

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Family Dramas