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Born To Be Wild Reviews

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Nell Minow
June 15, 2012
One way or another you'll find yourself saying, "Awwwwww."
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
April 17, 2012
Incredibly moving. Even if you don't have a three-story screen in your home, the film still works marvelously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael Dequina
April 7, 2012
Does a remarkable job of putting the viewer right with elephants in the Kenyan savannah and orangutans in the lush jungles of Borneo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 4, 2012
It's entertaining, poignant, educational (at least for kids), inspirational, and certainly beautiful to look at.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 4, 2012
A terrific big-screen/3D film about the rescue of baby elephants and orangutans by dedicated humans introduces young people to a strong conservation ethic.
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
June 17, 2011
Few will be unmoved by the two women's courage and persistence, though Morgan Freeman's intoning voiceover is less persuasive.
Peter Bradshaw
June 16, 2011
A nice family outing, this, but those after an in-depth discussion had better look elsewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike Scott
April 27, 2011
It's just 40 minutes long, but in that short time it produces more "awwww" moments than any feature-length film to hit theaters this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
April 23, 2011
Neither soppy nor schmaltzy, Born to Be Wild is a fascinating glimpse into another dimension of our world
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
April 23, 2011
There are plenty of ooh and ah moments in this splendid documentary for all ages in which we are privileged to enter a special world where orphaned baby elephants and orang-utans are nurtured
Tony Macklin
April 23, 2011
In Born to be Wild, the milk of human kindness nourishes the animals. And the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Jennifer Merin
April 18, 2011
Invites you on a thrilling IMAX 3D cinematic safari to wildlife 'orphanages' in Kenya and Borneo, where baby elephants and orangutans are nurtured and trained to return to the wild.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Robert Levin
Film School Rejects
April 15, 2011
Trades on an indisputable fact: Ecologically friendly movies about cute animals are just about impossible to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
April 13, 2011
'Born to Be Wild' is one of the finest films of the year. Anyone who ever has loved an animal in a wild environment (or, for that matter, shared a home with one) must see this extraordinary movie about animal rescue.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
April 13, 2011
... unusually deft for a 40-minute documentary ...
| Original Score: 4/5
Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine
April 13, 2011
There are three certainties in life: death, taxes, and Morgan Freeman's voice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
April 12, 2011
I'm a fan of the diorama approach [to 3D], but Born to Be Wild makes the case that a nature documentary in IMAX 3D can and perhaps should bring us as close to the action as possible.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Drew McWeeny
April 12, 2011
David Lickely's work as a director is impressive and intimate, and the use of the 3D helps make it feel like you're there in the environments with these animals.
Mack Bates
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
April 10, 2011
What it lacks in length, the 45-minute movie makes up in entertainment value.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times
April 8, 2011
This may make me sound like less of a man, but I'm going to say it anyway: Born to Be Wild is by far the most adorable movie I've seen in the theater in a long time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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