James Balog on stranded channel in Survey Canyon, downstream of moulin.

” You’ve never seen images like this before… It deserves to be seen and felt on the big screen.”

– Robert Redford, 2012


“One of the most beautiful and important films ever made.”

– Huffington Post, 2012


“At a time when warnings of global warming were being dismissed by broadcast blabbermouths as “junk science,” the science here is based on actual observation of the results as they happen. When opponents of the theory of evolution say (incorrectly) that no one has ever seen evolution happening, scientists are seeing climate change happening right now — and with alarming speed. Here is a film for skeptics who say “we don’t have enough information.””

-Roger Ebert, November 14, 2012


“A solitary quest with global implications — makes “Chasing Ice” as watchable as it is important.”

– New  York Times, November 8, 2012


“The movie, is a gripping way to drive home the reality of climate change through stunning footage from the edge of the world.”

– Popular Mechanics, November 6,2012


“Chasing Ice humanizes an enormous and incomprehensible geological phenomenon with time-lapse images, putting unusually rapid geological change on breathtaking display. It also personalizes the story by focusing on one man, the photographer whose commitment to the project involved repeated knee surgery so he could keep scrabbling up icy inclines to check his cameras, and the technological difficulties of building and maintaining photo gear in the harshest conditions on the planet.”

– The New York Observer, October 30,2012


“You Won’t Be Able to Ignore the Effects of Climate Change After Watching This Documentary.”

– VOGUE.com, May 16, 2014


“They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but in this instance, a few moments of jaw-dropping time-lapse footage pretty much eclipse every other environmental documentary we’ve seen before.”

– TimeOut UK. December 11, 2012


“A project of heroic, Herzogian endeavor. Mad, you might say. But probably not as mad as what the rest of us are doing about climate change: namely almost nothing.”

– Financial Times, September, 2013

“Take the time to see “Chasing Ice,” even if it is not the type of film you would typically see. These are not typical times.”

– American Magazine, December 17, 2012


“The scale of the glaciers, and the almost hallucinogenic clarity of the images, make the resulting footage, based on three years’ shooting, most impressive.”

-Denver Post, November 23, 2012


The before and after imagery of Balog’s project speaks for itself, with the power and strange beauty of the evolving landscape strong evidence that something is indeed happening, now and fast.”

– Los Angeles Times, November 22, 2012


“These photographs, unfolding in time, function as both proof and relic — a record of a landscape’s memory. Behind the images lie an abiding scorn for those who are unwilling to recognize what’s happening and a lucid dread about where we’re probably heading.”

– Boston Globe, November 16, 2012


“Ideologues such as Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh use “Al Gore” as a curse word to dismiss the overwhelming evidence that burning fossil fuels has warmed the planet and is melting the world’s ice, from pole to pole. Balog answers them with simple, blunt images.”

– Chicago Tribune, November 16, 2012

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“Offering a lesson both to filmmakers and climate-change deniers, Chasing Ice demonstrates how much more powerful it is to capture the real thing.”

– NPR, November 8, 2012


Concerned citizens who also value glossy, high-end, high-minded docs will feel rewarded, if not a bit more frustrated by an epidemic of denial fueled by voices from the right.”

– Film Journal, November 9, 2012


“A film so eye-opening and socially important that it demands to be seen.”

– Sundance London, April 27, 2012