The Meerkats (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Meerkats2008

The Meerkats (2008)




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

The Meerkats Photos

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.

Watch it now


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.

August 7, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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

August 11, 2009 | Full Review…

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.

August 11, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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

August 11, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

August 7, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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

August 7, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Meerkats

There are no featured audience reviews yet. Click the link below to see what others say about The Meerkats!

The Meerkats Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features