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Born To Be Wild Reviews

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 4, 2012
A terrific big-screen/3D film about the rescue of baby elephants and orangutans by dedicated humans introduces young people to a strong conservation ethic.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
April 8, 2011
A decent weekend diversion, this IMAX documentary is cute enough to engage your kids, while teaching them the most basic lessons in ecological responsibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
April 8, 2011
Their stories are touching and inspiring, but let's face it, the visuals are what make this movie. Born to be Wild takes you to places you've never been and makes you wish you had.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
April 8, 2011
The hip soundtrack adds momentum, and the reassuring narration of Morgan Freeman lets us know these lucky orphans will have a fighting chance for survival after taking their first steps -- or swings -- back into the wild.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Debruge
Variety
April 8, 2011
Given the sheer scale of the format, Imax provides an ideal context in which to experience 3D, allowing the eyes to wander about each periphery-filling frame and focus on whatever catches our interest, the way we do in the real world.
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
April 8, 2011
While there's an important story here - how these two women take in endangered animals with the intention of later releasing them back into the wild - the main attraction is the general adorableness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
April 8, 2011
It's sort of poetic justice that the wretched "Sucker Punch" is getting kicked off four Manhattan IMAX screens after just two weeks by this charming nature documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 8, 2011
"Born to be Wild" is a good nature film - and a great technical achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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John Anderson
Wall Street Journal
April 7, 2011
A moving, engaging and revelatory IMAX attraction with two heroines and a crowd of charming beasts.
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
April 7, 2011
Although it runs just a fleet 40 minutes, the film proves a rich and memorable journey.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
April 7, 2011
Wholesome and educational, teaches right from wrong, and brings up some important environmental issues.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
April 7, 2011
Some animal parts, it turns out, are perfectly suited to 3-D, none more so than an elephant's trunk.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Janice Page
Boston Globe
April 7, 2011
An honest marketer might have just gone ahead and titled the film "Awwwww.''
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
April 7, 2011
Born to be Wild is both grand spectacle and intimate tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Nell Minow
Chicago Sun-Times
April 7, 2011
Everything a family movie should be: touching, funny and inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
April 6, 2011
Touching in a zoolike, rather than spectacular, way.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 6, 2011
Cute, but never insufferably so, "Born to Be Wild 3D" is best taken as the perfect film to transition your kids from animation to live action fare - short, sweet, and educational.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
April 6, 2011
Clocking in at only 40 minutes, the film has no time to thoroughly explore the issues at the heart of its bifurcated tale.