The miniseries Shackleton is ambitious, handsome and chilly - chillier than it needs to be. The dramatization of Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914 expedition to Antarctica fits too snugly in the stuffy movie tradition of great-man biographies. Yet the four-hour production boasts two awesome assets. As the stubborn, heroic Shackleton, Kenneth Branagh gives a blazing performance that often cuts through the cold. And in a feat of moviemaking magic, the Antarctica scenes look credible and harrowing: The lavish production filmed in Greenland, Iceland and London studios, Shackleton is almost always fascinating to watch even when it falls short dramatically.
- imDb Rating: 7.7 (2,417 Votes)
- Metascore: N/A
The true story of Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition to the South Pole, and his epic struggle to lead his twenty-eight man crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice.
- Rated: APPROVED
- Released: 07 Apr 2002
- Runtime: 206 min
- Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
- Director: N/A
- Writer: N/A
- Actors: Kenneth Branagh, John Grillo, Paul Humpoletz, Phoebe Nicholls
- Language: English, Norwegian, German
- Country: UK, Australia
- Awards: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 19 nominations.
- Total Seasons: N/A
Episode 1x2; Jan 03, 2002
1x2: Episode 2
1x1: Episode 1
Kenneth Branagh as Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
|Kenneth Branagh||as Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton|