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Wild Safari: A South African Adventure

Wild Safari: A South African Adventure (2005)

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Average Rating: 7.4/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 1

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Don your pith helmet and prepare for a grand adventure into the heart of South Africa. Join Liesl Eichenberger, a native South African biologist and animal conservation park guide, on the ultimate safari in search of Africa's "Big Five" animals: the lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. Experience the wonders of this beautiful land as you roam the natural habitat of the Big Five in the first live-action, large format 3D film to be shot entirely in South Africa, in cooperation with

Unrated,

Documentary

$14.8M

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All Critics (18) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (15) | Rotten (3)

This is 3-D cinematography at its best, and parents who are looking for educational films for their children that will hold their interest are in luck: Youngsters will be mesmerized.

September 15, 2006 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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Director Stassen opts to avoid leaping cats out for blood, instead presenting an interesting depth of field in faraway places, populated by the animals we learned to love as children and living in their natural habitats.

September 14, 2006 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
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Wild Safari isn't the most original large-format movie ever, but at least it's one that's most appropriate for a museum such as the Orlando Science Center.

June 16, 2006 Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel
Orlando Sentinel
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Eichenberger gets so excited when she spots one of the elusive creatures, it's hard not to share in her enthusiasm.

May 25, 2006
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Those natural habitat glimpses are the best reason to take the kids to see Wild Safari.

January 5, 2006 Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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With equal emphasis on animals and environment, this 45-minute feature is enlightening, impressive, educational and, above all, enjoyable.

August 27, 2005 Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News
Dallas Morning News
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Quite a trip--a seven-story-tall, very much in-your-face, danger-free excursion into the authentic wilds of South Africa.

March 1, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

On the excitement scale, this one leans toward ho-hum.

May 12, 2006 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

Despite its size and subject matter, Wild Safari 3D is pretty tame and two-dimensional.

February 10, 2006 Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee
Sacramento Bee

You may get better close ups of the animals in wild life documentaries, but Wild Safari 3D, offers us a sense of being there.

September 19, 2005 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Very much like a National Geographic special, only you feel like you're in it... IMAX is still the next best thing to being there.

August 19, 2005 Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com

Despite the title you may find it considerably tamer than a great many nature documentaries, but it's a solid, respectable introduction to the South African preserves.

August 18, 2005 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
One Guy's Opinion

So raw and real that we really feel like we're right there. And if you've been on a safari before, you know how real it is.

May 13, 2005 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

If you want a more realistic safari than this, you're going to have to catch a flight (unless you live in Africa).

May 9, 2005 Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card
Hollywood Report Card

The film's raison d'etre is the simple sight of large wildlife up close and personal, and it's mesmerizing.

April 29, 2005 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

For close-up views of large African animals in the wild, this IMAX spectacle is hard to beat.

April 28, 2005 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
Christian Science Monitor

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