Seemingly off-hand, cumulatively imposing, utterly masterful.
Trevor Johnston, Time Out, 2009-04-24
Herzog is one of a kind. His new doc is an event you watch in awe as you marvel at its wonders.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, 2008-08-14
The sky is relentlessly blue, the sun bright even in the thick of night. In this odd and unforgettable place, Herzog has made his own poetry.
Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times, 2008-07-11
[Herzog is] a filmmaker ideally suited to recognize and celebrate...deep irony.
Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2008-07-11
A poem of oddness and beauty. Herzog is like no other filmmaker, and to return to him is to be welcomed into a world vastly larger and more peculiar than the one around us. The underwater photography alone would make a film, but there is so much more.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, 2008-07-11
A contrarian spiritual journey as provocative as it is hypnotic, Herzog's Encounters at the End of the World literally treks to planet's end.
Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2008-07-10
Werner Herzog is a magnet for obsessives, and his lovely new film, Encounters at the End of the World, takes you places an ordinary filmmaker might've gone to yet missed completely.
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, 2008-07-10
It's one of the best documentaries of the year, no doubt about it.
Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper, 2008-06-30
In his latest documentary, Encounters at the End of the World, Herzog -- who warns the viewer at the outset not to expect any 'fluffy penguins' -- deals with the men and women who perform scientific research in Antarctica.
Philip Marchand, Toronto Star, 2008-06-27
Encounters at the End of the World is an enjoyable example of this extraordinary director's documentary work, and accessible enough to make it a good introduction to his singular vision.
Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle, 2008-06-27
The images captured by Herzog and cinematographer Peter Zeitlinger are dazzling all on their own, finding the disorienting psychedelia that is nature at its weirdest.
Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 2008-06-27
Who better than Herzog to share with us the off-beat Encounters at the End of the World.
Rick Groen, Globe and Mail, 2008-06-27
[Herzog] wants us to see how these quirky researchers, in their lust to explore, are acting out a drive as primitive as nature: the need to break away from the world in order to find it.
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, 2008-06-13
Herzog the crank is a flimsy cover for Herzog the wonderstruck little boy, marveling at everything from the viscosity of seal milk (it pours like wax) to the spiderlike crab creatures that skitter along the ocean floor beneath the Ross Sea.
Dana Stevens, Slate, 2008-06-13
He [Herzog] is cinema's poet of the empty spaces.
Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger, 2008-06-13