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Critical Acclaim

“Fans of the director and oceanography gearheads should swoon to the immersive, visually spectacular images of the ocean floor.”
“The man’s passions are undeniable.”
“It proves more than worth the wait.”

— Scott Foundas, Variety

“It’s a fascinating, gripping and ultimately inspiring film.”

— Andrew Romano, The Daily Beast

“DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D shows the final frontier really is the ocean.”

— Stephen Schaefer, Boston Herald

“A journey unlike any other you’ve ever experienced! It takes you to another world, unseen by humans, and you feel you’re strapped in alongside James Cameron for an unforgettable thrill ride.”

— Jeffrey Lyons, Lyons Den Radio

“I loved it. I thought the film was just fascinating and I’m so glad I was able to see it. What a remarkable film!”

— Bonnie Tiegel, Entertainment Tonight

“Loved it. Immersive and intriguing. I enjoyed it thoroughly.”

— Mike Sargent, WBAI Radio

“This movie started out as nothing but a dream inside a boy, and now Cameron can say he’s done something no one else ever has.”

— Matt Donato, We Got This Covered

“A documentary worthy of acknowledgement and is enlightening to every age.”

— Gerald Wright, Film Showcase

“Exhilarating! Breathtaking! Riveting! Wondrous!”

— Avi Offer, The NYC Movie Guru

Science Partners

  • Additional major support provided by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • University of Guam