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African Cats Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 24, 2013
the film is relatively bloodless and appropriate for all ages
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
May 9, 2012
[G]orgeously photographed, astonishingly intimate... We have never seen lions and cheetahs like this before; you won't believe it can have been possible for cameras to get so close without disturbing the animals they're watching...
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
May 2, 2012
The clarity of the footage is often breathtaking; watching the mother cheetah setting off on a run will have your own heart pounding in expectation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
April 28, 2012
It's Kiplingesque nursery ethology, and one distrusts the editing.

London Evening Standard
April 27, 2012
A great story, shot throughout with infinite patience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
April 26, 2012
It is beautifully shot - the super slo-mo scenes of Sita running are amazing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
April 26, 2012
Some nice moments here, but this is a film that looks like a kids' TV featurette from an earlier age.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Antonia Quirke
Financial Times
April 26, 2012
Of course the photography is second to none - no sense of hidden cameras here, more a feeling of cranes and on-set catering.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
April 26, 2012
An attempt the dramatise the animal world which just feels cheap and unworkable. A drag.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
April 25, 2012
Providing a feast of kills, confrontations and capering cubs while keeping on-screen gore to a minimum, nature lovers of all ages will get their fill.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
April 25, 2012
Narrated by Patrick Stewart, this is beautifully shot if a tad toothless. Nothing to upset tots.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Siobhan Synnot
April 23, 2012
The wildlife is beautifully photographed, and the film is stentorianally narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
April 7, 2012
A wealth of visually stunning, strikingly intimate, and intensely dramatic footage of these creatures in their beautiful natural habitat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
December 29, 2011
The first entry in the DisneyNature series that's pitched at youngsters rather than a general audience, despite some intense footage.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
December 22, 2011
Hats off to the camera operators who have captured some astonishing wildlife imagery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Phil Hall
Film Threat
October 22, 2011
In the animal kingdom's kill-or-be-killed world, the predators and prey are framed with a clarity and precision that would serve as an invaluable lesson to any aspiring cinematographer.
| Original Score: 4/5
Neil Smith
Total Film
October 19, 2011
An absolute must-see for fans of roar footage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Olly Richards
Empire Magazine
October 18, 2011
It's beautiful to behold, but too fluffy to broaden younger minds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Grae Drake
June 3, 2011
Granted, not even Morgan Freeman could make the African Cats narration endurable, but Jackson really suffers his way through it, alternating between cloyingly overplaying things and rattling off sentences in a bored monotone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Roger Tennis
May 6, 2011
This Disneynature production can proudly take its place alongside Walt's finest live-action documentary features.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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