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Born Free Reviews

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December 28, 2018
...a warm, melancholy tearjerker both immediate in its emotion and timeless in its theme.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 9, 2016
Director James Hill tackles the material in a manner that relies more on naturalistic behavior than cheap theatrics (i.e. no scenes of Elsa covering her eyes with her paws after a human does something imbecilic).
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 21, 2015
Beautifully shot, brilliantly scored by John Barry and sensitively staged by director James Hill, this charming adaptation of Joy Adamson's bestseller is one of the great animal films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 21, 2015
The nature photography is excellent, and real-life husband and wife McKenna and Travers are very good, their genuine affection transferring to the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 26, 2011
A popular family film, also known for its Oscar-winning score and song
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 1, 2011
A compelling classic nature story.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 6, 2010
Gerald L. C. Copley has done a first rate adaptation of the true story of Joy Adamson, who with hubby George involuntarily domesticated several pet lions.
May 9, 2005
Without minimizing the facts of animal life or overly sentimentalizing them, this film casts an enchantment that is just about irresistible.
January 17, 2005
A bona fide tear-jerker classic.
March 21, 2003
Although the movie is a family favorite, the DVD treatment is rather shoddy.
| Original Score: B
February 10, 2003
emotionally satisfying for the whole family, as long as you aren't looking for high art or realism
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 26, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
February 7, 2005
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April 30, 2004
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August 22, 2003
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April 28, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
March 25, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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