Duma Reviews

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February 8, 2008
It's a crime what happened to the wonderful African wilderness movie Duma in 2005. Beautifully directed by veteran Carroll Ballard, Duma fell flat in the United States because of bad timing and abysmal marketing.
March 31, 2006
For those wishing they still made films like The Black Stallion, today is your lucky day.
March 30, 2006
Visually panoramic, a film that revels in making the expanse of a beautiful place palpable.
March 18, 2006
Too suspenseful for the youngest children, but for anyone older than 8 or 9, it evokes nothing less than awe at the harsh beauty of the natural world.
March 3, 2006
With ravenous alligators and lions on the prowl, Duma delivers familiar adventure, but Ballard refuses to cater to cuteness.
March 3, 2006
Like its title character, Duma has been left to fend for itself by Warner Bros., which is barely releasing it. A successful showing this weekend will prove that there really is an audience for this brand of thoughtful, literate family film.
December 18, 2010
Enchanting coming-of-age story for kids.
April 29, 2009
A pure children's film with an exciting story, genuine characters, and deep messages about life, love, and loss.
November 1, 2006
A handcrafted masterpiece.
April 4, 2006
It's as good as this sort of thing gets, and deserves to be seen in a proper auditorium rather than on DVD.
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