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Hatari! is Swahili for "danger"--and also the word for action, adventure and broad comedy in this two-fisted Howard Hawks effort. John Wayne stars as the head of a daring Tanganyka-based group which captures wild animals on behalf of the world's zoos. Hardy Kruger, Gérard Blain and Red Buttons are members of Wayne's men-only contingent, all of whom are reduced to jello when the curvaceous Elsa Martinelli enters the scene. In tried and true Howard Hawks fashion, Martinelli quickly becomes "one of
May 24, 1962 Wide
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The strapping physique of the film unhappily emphasizes the anemic condition of the story streaming within.
A broader canvas for the interaction of comedy and drama than its immediate predecessor (Rio Bravo), this is both discursive and leisurely.
This late masterpiece (1962) by Howard Hawks transcends every literary value in the book to become a brilliantly entertaining and insightful work of pure cinema.
All in all, one of those rare films that genuinely constitutes a 'late masterpiece'.
Perhaps the accent on the trapping of free-roaming critters for use in zoos is a mite too heavy, but this aspect of African business rates the attention it receives here.
The story is nothing more than a poor excuse for what Hawks really seems to be interested in presenting--big-game chases over the Kenyan veldt. These sequences are so well done that they save this otherwise-tepid film.
Colorful John Wayne Africa-based yarn w/slapstick, adventure, animals, and great Mancini score.
Hawks continues to explore his favorite themes--professional conduct and male camaraderie--in this African travelogue abouyt an international team of animals catchers, headed by John Wayne. Though plotless, the film is visually compelling.
Exciting remake of Red Dust with exceptional African photography
Too long, but highly entertaining personality film
Corny but vastly entertaining with terrific wildlife photography and a great score by Henry Mancini
A 159-minute romantic comedy, set in Africa and starring John Wayne? Quite an idea they had there...
Audience Reviews for Hatari!
- Sean Mercer: Oh you'll move around alright!
- Sean Mercer: Let's go, start out easy.
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