Encounters at the End of the World Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 1028

Average Rating: 3.1/4

# of Ratings: 29

Theatrical Release Date: 09/01/2007

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 11/18/2008

Language: English

Genre: Documentary

MPAA Rating: G

Director: Werner Herzog

Actors: Werner Herzog, Ryan Andrew Evans

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TommyL31
TommyL31
Rising Star

Rating of
3/4

Good, but not what I was expecting

TommyL31 - wrote on 04/17/2009

This was a Werner Herzog documentary (same guy who made/narrated "Grizzly Man") about the people and work being done at the South Pole. The music was really great and stoic and almost made the movie feel like a religious experience. The visuals were also breathtaking in their magnanimity. These were the major selling points of the movie.

I didn't like that Herzog tried to do too much and tell too many stories with very little unifying theme or thread. It seemed very scattered and aimless at times.

I also am still not a fan of scientific (or historical for that matter) documentaries without an argument. I don't find them well suited to big screen documentaries. This is probably a personal bias but I felt like this would have been better served if it were drawn out as a multi part …

Franz Patrick
Franz Patrick
Movie God

Rating of
4/4

One of the Most Exquisite Documentaries of 2008

Franz Patrick - wrote on 01/14/2009

Prior to watching the documentary, I expected to see strange creatures and jaw-dropping landscapes of Antarctica. What I didn’t expect was fascinating human stories of those who live, work, and research that unknown continent. This film really opened my eyes; this may sound stupid but when I think of Antarctica, I think of penguins and endless desert of ice. I don’t think about people actually living there for years–not just living there for the sake of work but actually living there because they feel like they belong there. Werner Herzog (”Grizzly Man,” “Rescue Dawn”), the director, features different kinds of people who have some kind of amazing stories tell. Their stories are so out there, so unbelievable to the point where I thought, “Wow. I hope when I’m old and …

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