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Born Free (1966)

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Release Date: Jun 22, 1966 Wide

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Born Free is the heartwarming true story of a British couple who teach their pet lioness how to survive in the wilds of the African jungles. Joy and George Adamson (portrayed by real-life married couple Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers) involuntarily domesticate several lions while living in Kenya. They keep one, named Elsa, until she is fully grown, and rather than turn her over to a zoo, they decide to train her to live like a wild animal so that they can release her into her natural habitat.

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Drama, Action & Adventure, Kids & Family

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Joy Adamson, Lester Cole

Mar 4, 2003

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (1) | DVD (7)

A popular family film, also known for its Oscar-winning score and song

April 26, 2011 Full Review Source: Screendaily
Screendaily

A compelling classic nature story.

January 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

A bona fide tear-jerker classic.

January 17, 2005 Full Review Source: StaciWilson.com
StaciWilson.com

Although the movie is a family favorite, the DVD treatment is rather shoddy.

March 21, 2003

emotionally satisfying for the whole family, as long as you aren't looking for high art or realism

February 10, 2003 Full Review Source: Old School Reviews
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Audience Reviews for Born Free

I'm on an animal jag now...saw this one somewhere along the line and it holds up well as a late nite DVD. Explores nicely our relationship with wild animals--what do we owe them in return for what to bring to our lives. Anyone who has ever lived with an animal can relate.
February 13, 2012
Bathsheba Monk
Bathsheba Monk

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a classic
March 2, 2007
stuartb1234

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The second half was much better than the first that laid most of the groundwork. Some parts were dreary and drawn out too long, but the movie was very moving and informative.
September 14, 2010
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