1962, Adventure, 2h 39m26 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings
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Anna Maria "Dallas" D'Allesandro
Charles "Chips" Maurey
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Luis Francisco Garcia Lopez
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Critic Reviews for Hatari!
That Hataril, for all its elements of self-parody, is never downright dispiriting is largely due to Hawks' tireless flair for buoyant comedy.March 6, 2020 | Full Review…
Politics take a back seat to sex, served up in a dazzling wealth of innuendo.March 14, 2016 | Full Review…
The strapping physique of the film unhappily emphasizes the anemic condition of the story streaming within.May 13, 2008 | Full Review…
This late masterpiece (1962) by Howard Hawks transcends every literary value in the book to become a brilliantly entertaining and insightful work of pure cinema.May 13, 2008 | Full Review…
All in all, one of those rare films that genuinely constitutes a 'late masterpiece'.June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
Perhaps the accent on the trapping of free-roaming critters for use in zoos is a mite too heavy, but this aspect of African business rates the attention it receives here.May 9, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Audience Reviews for Hatari!
Oct 23, 2015A plotless (and interminable) travelogue that seems more like a cheap excuse for Hawks to spend vacation in Africa, and it is hard to empathize with hunters working to catch animals for zoos (I was rooting for the rhinos) but at least the characters are charismatic (despite the casual sexism).Carlos M Super Reviewer
Nov 15, 2010I'd like to see a lot more John Wayne movies in the future, but for now this is the only one I know I've seen right off the bat, and I enjoyed it a lot. It has a sort of love story to it, but the parts I remember most are when Wayne and the others are chasing a bunch of animals. It's like a fast-paced African safari!Jason O Super Reviewer
Nov 13, 2009This is a tough one. All concerns for animal safety and cruelty aside, I enjoyed this colourful adventure film for its fine and hearty performances, tangible off-screenHenrik S Super Reviewer
Dec 16, 2007Great film, still enjoyable, with a fine blend of action, romance, and comedy with John wayne in Africa for zoo-supplying animal hunting. And Red Buttons is so funny guy.Dean M Super Reviewer