Disneynature: Born In China Reviews

April 21, 2017
John Krasinski narrates, and though he doesn't achieve that mix of gravitas and cheeky wit [of] Sir David Attenborough ... his vocal stylings are perfectly homey and serviceable for the task of guiding us through the lives of these special animals.
April 21, 2017
The film doesn't offer anything new, and doesn't stop pushing 'Family' until even the cutest animal seems to be lecturing you to listen to your parents.
April 21, 2017
"Born In China" consistently delivers an amazing eyeful.
April 21, 2017
On the whole, it's fine for what it is ...
April 21, 2017
"Born in China" won't teach you everything there is to know about pandas, snow leopards or snub-nosed monkeys, and its storylines feel manipulated by the Disney machine. But darned if it doesn't make you say "aww."
April 20, 2017
While the footage is breathtaking, these animal tales get wobblier every year at walking the line between educational fun and hard-to-swallow stories of animals acting out human narratives.
April 20, 2017
With "Born in China," Disneynature continues its tradition of ascribing human traits and emotions to wild creatures in ways that flirt with artificiality.
April 20, 2017
Heavy on the cute-and-cuddly, but beautifully filmed throughout.
April 20, 2017
John Krasinski gamely slips into children's library storyteller mode as the film's narrator, his wide-eyed delivery easily pictured as he covers an adult panda's dietary particulars ...
April 20, 2017
As an introduction for children to exotic creatures in picturesque landscapes, the movie is harmless enough.
April 10, 2017
If all of the over-emoting can be ignored, Born in China delivers gorgeous visuals in its close-up perspective on some of the world's rarest wildlife species, as well as the imposing habitats they call home.
April 10, 2017
A gently stirring doc about pandas, snow leopards, and golden monkeys in the China wilds traces the circle of life - and death.
April 10, 2017
While the storytelling here has significant weaknesses, it's hard to stay mad at any movie that offers so many close-ups of an insanely adorable baby panda.