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Hatari! Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
August 1, 2001
John Wayne stars in an African travelogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 59/100
Staci Layne Wilson
January 1, 2005
The Duke dukes it out with African animals.
Christopher Null
July 28, 2001
A 159-minute romantic comedy, set in Africa and starring John Wayne? Quite an idea they had there...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 16, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 9, 2005
Overlong [!]
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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May 13, 2008
The strapping physique of the film unhappily emphasizes the anemic condition of the story streaming within.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 23, 2004
Cute elephants.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Murray
September 2, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 1, 2000
It sets a pace, keeps it up for the whole time, and gives us a sense of danger and excitement, plus a taste of life that special effects can't give us.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
All in all, one of those rare films that genuinely constitutes a 'late masterpiece'.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 12, 2002
Corny but vastly entertaining with terrific wildlife photography and a great score by Henry Mancini
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 23, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
July 7, 2010
Richly entertaining, with vivid characters.
Steve Crum
March 22, 2008
Colorful John Wayne Africa-based yarn w/slapstick, adventure, animals, and great Mancini score.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 12, 2002
Too long, but highly entertaining personality film
| Original Score: 4/5
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A.H. Weiler
New York Times
May 9, 2005
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
July 7, 2005
Exciting remake of Red Dust with exceptional African photography
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
February 6, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
May 13, 2008
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.
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