Eight Below

Eight Below
Eight Below
  • PG
  • 2h 0m
  • 2006
Certified Fresh72%
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Walt Disney Pictures presents EIGHT BELOW, the thrilling tale of incredible friendship between eight amazing sled dogs and their guide Jerry (Paul Walker). Stranded in Antarctica during the most unforgiving winter on the planet, Jerry's beloved sled dogs must learn to survive together until Jerry -- who will stop at nothing -- rescues them. Driven by unwavering bonds of friendship, enormous belief in one another, and tremendous courage, Jerry and the dogs make an incredible journey to reunite in this triumphant and inspiring action-adventure the whole family will treasure.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh72%
Critics Consensus: Featuring a stellar cast of marooned mutts, who deftly display emotion, tenderness, loyalty and resolve, Eight Below is a heartwarming and exhilarating adventure film.
Chicago Reader
J. R. Jones

Live-action animal adventures have always been a Disney specialty, and this one has a pretty compe...

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Derek Adams

It's heartwarming, occasionally exciting, and some of the cinematography is exemplary.

June 21, 2017
Emily Yoffe

Eight Below runs two hours and would have benefited from losing 30 minutes of that -- all of it fr...

June 21, 2017
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper

It's too clichéd, it's too rote, and honestly I think you have to care a little bit more about the...

March 13, 2019
Village Voice
Peter L'Official

The plot's slavish schmaltz proves as oppressive as the harsh winter that descends upon the dogs.

March 13, 2019
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Inspiring story about brave sled dogs.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this film includes some perilous situations for humans (a fall into a crevice and icy water, frostbite and broken limbs) and huskies (they face freezing cold, blizzards, starvation, and predators, with the number of perilous "days on their own" marked by subtitles). The oldest dog must be left behind (sad scene), some dogs are injured and/or die, leaving sad-looking survivors (mournful eyes, nuzzling the dead bodies). One jump scene features a ferocious (animatronic) leopard seal, who leaps out with teeth bared to defend a whale carcass it's been eating. Some gentle romance and a kiss. Some mild language (s-word).

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Family
  • Release Date:February 17, 2006
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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