The Meerkats (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Meerkats (2008)

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Critic Consensus: A cheerful and cute - though never overly mawkish - nature-doc about... you guessed it... Meerkats.

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Movie Info

An inspiring look at how one family's connection to each other and their surroundings is a model of resilience and fortitude for us all. The story features the coming of age of a young meerkat pup, Kolo growing up in the Kalahari desert.
  • Rating:
    G
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  • Studio:
    The Weinstein Company

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Cast

Paul Newman
as Narrator

Critic Reviews for The Meerkats

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

Despite the involvement of a producer from the BBC's Natural History Unit and the late Paul Newman on voiceover duty, 'The Meerkats' is just another run-of-the-mill wildlife foray.

Full Review… | August 7, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

Has some good footage but is more Disney-anthropomorphic than Attenborough-authentic.

Full Review… | August 11, 2009
Observer (UK)

Like the real-life natural-world Disney features of yesteryear, there's a huge amount of entertainment to be had, especially for kids, although the imposition of a story and the attribution of various emotions to the creatures can get slightly cloying.

Full Review… | August 11, 2009
Sunday Times (UK)

A movie guaranteed to enchant all. Mind you, with a cast this cute, they couldn't really fail.

Full Review… | August 11, 2009
Daily Mirror (UK)

Visually striking but not a nature documentary for people who like their wildlife presented with the emphasis on knowledge and information, rather than on story, cuteness and anthropomorphism.

Full Review… | August 7, 2009

The beauty and intimacy of the material they so painstakingly captured ultimately overrides the mawkish score and sentimental narration.

Full Review… | August 7, 2009
Times (UK)

Audience Reviews for The Meerkats

½

Worthy entry in the wildlife saga of Meerkats. I have not seen the tv show. Beautiful cinematography, altho the abundant golden hue for most scenes is to much after a point. The Disney magic still abounds, even with the subtle music - that of course morphs into a lion king homage. Funny, the Disney parallels you notice after some time.. 3.5 out of 5

Thomas Porter
Thomas Porter
½

Sweet story, nicely narrated by Paul Newman. The photography is excellent and the story is always interesting, but it is a bit predictable. Overall it is nicely done.

James Higgins
James Higgins
½

Sweet story, nicely narrated by Paul Newman. The photography is excellent and the story is always interesting, but it is a bit predictable. Overall it is nicely done.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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