Roar: Lions of the Kalahari

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It's survival of the fittest, the fastest and the fiercest in this striking IMAX wildlife adventure about a young rogue nomadic lion who invades the domain of an elder established king of the jungle and challenges him for pride supremacy at a strategic watering hole in the Kalahari Desert in Botswana. The documentary, a National Geographic production, was shot over two years by director Tim Liversedge, who also provided the stunning cinematography. Narrated by James Garrett.


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Critic Reviews for Roar: Lions of the Kalahari

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (19) | Rotten (2)

  • Circle of life lesson for A simple story, eloquently told, with lovely and humongous pictures.

    Mar 14, 2008 | Rating: 3/5
  • For audiences who only know lions through animated imitations or the bars of a zoo, this film commands respect for these magnificent creatures in the wild, whether plotting, nurturing, roaring, resting or leaping and snatching an antelope high in the air.

    Mar 9, 2007 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • [Director Tim Liversedge] truly knows his stuff when it comes to shooting wildlife -- he gets so close to some of the lions that we expect their breath to fog up the lens. Now he just needs to work on finding a story worthy of his pictures.

    Feb 2, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • It's a fascinating 40 minutes, packed with gorgeous close-ups of giraffes, zebras and even buzzards, images that should delight children and reassure those adults who fear that the world has been tamed. Not just yet.

    Apr 21, 2005 | Full Review…
  • Thrilling and beautiful to watch.

    Nov 19, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Roar: Lions of the Kalahari has a plot worthy of a Shakespearean tragedy and the epic sweep of a David Lean film, but these lions are regally real.

    May 19, 2004 | Rating: A | Full Review…

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