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The Last Lions Reviews

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January 27, 2012
an extraordinary achievement
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 4, 2011
Gripping.
April 4, 2011
There's some heartbreaking stuff here but also moments of triumph. Not to mention visuals that will leave audiences breathless.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 31, 2011
It's uplifting, but also raw and brutal.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 30, 2011
A gorgeous looking film filled with the sort of footage one can only get with patience and persistence.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 25, 2011
Especially if older kids are already fascinated with wild animals, they'll be mesmerized, and will probably successfully badger you to donate to the cause via text message on the way out of the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 24, 2011
Visually stunning nature docu has some upsetting scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 18, 2011
Many of the sequences are intense, like those in which the lioness refines its hunting strategies in unfamiliar territory. But they're undercut by Jeremy Irons's sonorous narration.
March 18, 2011
This nature documentary about the vanishing lions of Africa is not your children's Lion King.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 17, 2011
This is National Geographic writ raw for effect, and "The Last Lions" suffers for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 11, 2011
Wrenching and wondrous, Dereck and Beverly Joubert's documentary The Last Lions is not a tale for the faint-hearted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 11, 2011
While "The Last Lions" lacks the visceral excitement of some other survival dramas, it has anthropomorphic heart to spare.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 11, 2011
If something can be done to save these last lions, this sort of honest appraisal is exactly the first step we need.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 11, 2011
Quite possibly the most emotionally wrenching, stunningly beautiful film I've yet to encounter - fiction or otherwise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 10, 2011
No matter how you feel about real-life drama being shaped and enhanced in the editing room, this is wildlife storytelling at its formidable finest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 3, 2011
It's all very melodramatic, but the Jouberts accompany this story with incredible visuals, with an exceptional level of access.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 3, 2011
An astonishing visual experience and at times almost profoundly suspenseful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 2, 2011
The Last Lions turns Duba Island into a theater of survival, love, and adaptation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 26, 2011
A great way to go on a safari without ever leaving the multiplex.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 23, 2011
So much is contained in the film, from real technical virtuosity to heart-wrenching moments of pathos, that it's a shame it seems satisfied to be so ordinary in other aspects.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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