Wild Safari: A South African Adventure Reviews

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Harry Haun
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Quite a trip--a seven-story-tall, very much in-your-face, danger-free excursion into the authentic wilds of South Africa.
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Celeste Busk
Chicago Sun-Times
September 15, 2006
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 | Original Score: 4/4
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Michael Esposito
Chicago Tribune
September 14, 2006
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 16, 2006
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 25, 2006
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
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Bob Townsend
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 5, 2006
Those natural habitat glimpses are the best reason to take the kids to see Wild Safari.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
September 19, 2005
You may get better close ups of the animals in wild life documentaries, but Wild Safari 3D, offers us a sense of being there.
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
August 27, 2005
With equal emphasis on animals and environment, this 45-minute feature is enlightening, impressive, educational and, above all, enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 19, 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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
August 18, 2005
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 | Original Score: B-
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 13, 2005
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
May 9, 2005
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
April 29, 2005
The film's raison d'etre is the simple sight of large wildlife up close and personal, and it's mesmerizing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ned Martel
New York Times
April 28, 2005
This cinematic safari's simple pleasures are best experienced with the littlest ticket-holders.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
April 28, 2005
For close-up views of large African animals in the wild, this IMAX spectacle is hard to beat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
On the excitement scale, this one leans toward ho-hum.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Barton
Sacramento Bee
February 10, 2006
Despite its size and subject matter, Wild Safari 3D is pretty tame and two-dimensional.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
April 29, 2005
An unabashed infomercial for South African tourism.
| Original Score: 2/4
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