the film is relatively bloodless and appropriate for all ages
| Original Score: 3/5
[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...
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
A great story, shot throughout with infinite patience.
It is beautifully shot - the super slo-mo scenes of Sita running are amazing.
Of course the photography is second to none - no sense of hidden cameras here, more a feeling of cranes and on-set catering.
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.
Narrated by Patrick Stewart, this is beautifully shot if a tad toothless. Nothing to upset tots.
The wildlife is beautifully photographed, and the film is stentorianally narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart.
A wealth of visually stunning, strikingly intimate, and intensely dramatic footage of these creatures in their beautiful natural habitat.
| Original Score: 3/4
The first entry in the DisneyNature series that's pitched at youngsters rather than a general audience, despite some intense footage.
| Original Score: 7/10
Hats off to the camera operators who have captured some astonishing wildlife imagery.
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.
An absolute must-see for fans of roar footage.
It's beautiful to behold, but too fluffy to broaden younger minds.
This Disneynature production can proudly take its place alongside Walt's finest live-action documentary features.
... fascinating nature photography.
African Cats succeeds despite its narrative weakness. It features gorgeous close-ups of all kinds of animals; the images and sounds are worth the price of the ticket alone.
| Original Score: 2.5/4