'Born to Be Wild 3D' Critic Reviews

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MovieWeb:   0 reviews
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Rotten Tomatoes:   49 reviews
  • Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    67
    Touching in a zoolike, rather than spectacular, way.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Neil Genzlinger New York Times (Top Critic)
    80
    Some animal parts, it turns out, are perfectly suited to 3-D, none more so than an elephant's trunk.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Peter Bradshaw Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    60
    A nice family outing, this, but those after an in-depth discussion had better look elsewhere.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Stephanie Merry Washington Post (Top Critic)
    63
    While there's an important story here - how these two women take in endangered animals with the intention of later releasing them back into the wild - the main attraction is the general adorableness.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Janice Page Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    63
    An honest marketer might have just gone ahead and titled the film "Awwwww.''
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Nick Schager Village Voice (Top Critic)
    Clocking in at only 40 minutes, the film has no time to thoroughly explore the issues at the heart of its bifurcated tale.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    60
    A decent weekend diversion, this IMAX documentary is cute enough to engage your kids, while teaching them the most basic lessons in ecological responsibility.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • John Anderson Wall Street Journal (Top Critic)
    A moving, engaging and revelatory IMAX attraction with two heroines and a crowd of charming beasts.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Nell Minow Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    75
    Everything a family movie should be: touching, funny and inspiring.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Tom Long Detroit News (Top Critic)
    67
    Their stories are touching and inspiring, but let's face it, the visuals are what make this movie. Born to be Wild takes you to places you've never been and makes you wish you had.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Peter Debruge Variety (Top Critic)
    Given the sheer scale of the format, Imax provides an ideal context in which to experience 3D, allowing the eyes to wander about each periphery-filling frame and focus on whatever catches our interest, the way we do in the real world.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Lou Lumenick New York Post (Top Critic)
    75
    It's sort of poetic justice that the wretched "Sucker Punch" is getting kicked off four Manhattan IMAX screens after just two weeks by this charming nature documentary.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel (Top Critic)
    75
    Cute, but never insufferably so, "Born to Be Wild 3D" is best taken as the perfect film to transition your kids from animation to live action fare - short, sweet, and educational.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Linda Barnard Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    88
    Born to be Wild is both grand spectacle and intimate tale.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Jennie Punter Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    75
    The hip soundtrack adds momentum, and the reassuring narration of Morgan Freeman lets us know these lucky orphans will have a fighting chance for survival after taking their first steps -- or swings -- back into the wild.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Kirk Honeycutt Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    A terrific big-screen/3D film about the rescue of baby elephants and orangutans by dedicated humans introduces young people to a strong conservation ethic.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    60
    Although it runs just a fleet 40 minutes, the film proves a rich and memorable journey.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Nell Minow Beliefnet
    75
    One way or another you'll find yourself saying, "Awwwwww."
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Mike McGranaghan Aisle Seat
    88
    Incredibly moving. Even if you don't have a three-story screen in your home, the film still works marvelously.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Michael Dequina TheMovieReport.com
    75
    Does a remarkable job of putting the viewer right with elephants in the Kenyan savannah and orangutans in the lush jungles of Borneo.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • John J. Puccio Movie Metropolis
    70
    It's entertaining, poignant, educational (at least for kids), inspirational, and certainly beautiful to look at.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Derek Malcolm This is London
    Few will be unmoved by the two women's courage and persistence, though Morgan Freeman's intoning voiceover is less persuasive.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Mike Scott Times-Picayune
    75
    It's just 40 minutes long, but in that short time it produces more "awwww" moments than any feature-length film to hit theaters this year.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Louise Keller Urban Cinefile
    There are plenty of ooh and ah moments in this splendid documentary for all ages in which we are privileged to enter a special world where orphaned baby elephants and orang-utans are nurtured
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Andrew L. Urban Urban Cinefile
    Neither soppy nor schmaltzy, Born to Be Wild is a fascinating glimpse into another dimension of our world
    Full Review » 3 years ago