Roar (1981)


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Wildlife preservationist Hank lives harmoniously alongside a menagerie of untamed animals, including cheetahs, elephants, lions and tigers on a preservation in the African plains. When his wife and children arrive for a visit, a long-brewing battle for dominance between two lions erupts and threatens their very lives.

Rating: PG
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Noel Marshall
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 1, 2003
Box Office: $67.7k
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Critic Reviews for Roar

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

ROAR is a thrilling bore, an inanity with actual peril in every scene.

Full Review… | April 16, 2015
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

The noble intentions of director-writer-producer Noel Marshall and his actress-wife Tippi Hedren shine through the faults and short-comings of Roar.

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

Too a singular to forget and definitely but definitely above criticism.

Full Review… | April 24, 2015

It's never clear whether it wants to present all the frightened scampering as comical or horrifying, but the unsimulated panic in the actors' eyes pushes it toward the latter.

Full Review… | April 23, 2015
The Dissolve

The craziest, most breathtakingly bizarre motion picture you are ever likely to see. Imagine Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom as reimagined by Stephen King.

Full Review… | April 18, 2015
Aisle Seat

Based on its reputation alone, 1981's Roar is the Citizen Kane of films where actors were mauled by lions.

Full Review… | April 17, 2015
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