EW Staff
February 10, 2006 at 05:00 AM EST

Eight Below

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG
runtime
120 minutes
Wide Release Date
02/17/06
performer
Jason Biggs, Paul Walker, Bruce Greenwood
director
Frank Marshall
distributor
Buena Vista Pictures
author
David DiGilio
genre
ActionAdventure
We gave it a B+

When a member of his Antarctic expedition must be helicoptered out, scientist Jerry Shepard (Paul Walker) is forced to temporarily abandon his team of eight sled dogs, who must then fend for themselves in the frozen landscape (pass the Kleenex, please). A true-to-life tale (it’s based on an article that appeared in National Geographic magazine), Below is directed by longtime producer Frank Marshall (who also made 1993’s cannibalistic survival tale Alive) and costars Jason Biggs and Bruce Greenwood. (Feb. 17)

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