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Wild Safari: A South African Adventure Reviews

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Harry Haun
Film Journal International

Quite a trip--a seven-story-tall, very much in-your-face, danger-free excursion into the authentic wilds of South Africa.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 1, 2007
Celeste Busk
Chicago Sun-Times
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

September 15, 2006
Michael Esposito
Chicago Tribune
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

September 14, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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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.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

June 16, 2006
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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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.

| Original Score: 3/4

May 25, 2006
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

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

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

May 12, 2006
David Barton
Sacramento Bee

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

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee | Original Score: 2/4

February 10, 2006
Bob Townsend
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Those natural habitat glimpses are the best reason to take the kids to see Wild Safari.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B

January 5, 2006
Urban Cinefile Critics
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You may get better close ups of the animals in wild life documentaries, but Wild Safari 3D, offers us a sense of being there.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

September 19, 2005
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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With equal emphasis on animals and environment, this 45-minute feature is enlightening, impressive, educational and, above all, enjoyable.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: A-

August 27, 2005

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.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 19, 2005
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

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.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: B-

August 18, 2005
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

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.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 4/5

May 13, 2005
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

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

Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 9, 2005
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

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

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/5

April 29, 2005
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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An unabashed infomercial for South African tourism.

| Original Score: 2/4

April 29, 2005
Ned Martel
New York Times
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This cinematic safari's simple pleasures are best experienced with the littlest ticket-holders.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 28, 2005
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

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

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: 3/4

April 28, 2005
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