90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The cinematography and editing are as superb as the film's feline stars are photogenic and heroic.
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88

Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
Almost every shot is a postcard-perfect African vista, and every animal shown in majestic close-up.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Not coincidentally, African Cats opens on Earth Day. Meeting these magnificent fellow creatures might be a fine way to celebrate.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Though African Cats is G-rated, scenes of animals chowing down on other animals are not for the faint of heart or delicate of stomach. I don't think it's suitable for those under 6, and they should be prepared for real animal behavior. But it's deeply involving and primally moving.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Kids will love African Cats, which is full of "aw" moments. Their parents will appreciate that narrator Samuel L. Jackson keeps things from getting too schmaltzy in this true-life depiction of the circle of life.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This is Disneynature's third and best release, after 2009's "Earth" and 2010's "Oceans." With its compelling narrative of survival, it will probably be the one that most enthralls audiences.
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63

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
Scholey, Fothergill, and crew do impressive work, but we're also reminded that wild animals don't know from cues, marks, and scripts. That's part of what makes them so compelling.
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55

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
Mostly, though, African Cats is extremely tactful about the truly harsh stuff that goes down in the world of nature.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
May be Disney's most pointedly feminist effort since "Mulan."
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
African Cats, while often adorable and at times gripping, is more of a TV-ready experience.
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61 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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