75

New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
If you're a mom or dad bringing your own little primates to the movie, that's a good thing.
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
A good nature film - and a great technical achievement.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The visuals are excellent, featuring a refreshingly small dose of forced cuteness, and plenty of the animals' natural movements.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
For maximum enjoyment, see this on the enormous classic IMAX screen.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
While the visuals aren't nearly as eye-popping as those of the underwater movies, the film is more inspiring thanks to its human heroines.
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75

Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
Best taken as the perfect film to transition your kids from animation to live action fare – short, sweet, and educational.
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63

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
Ironically, Born to Be Wild banks solely on its tameness to captivate and inspire, aided by an upbeat, sometimes incongruous soundtrack.
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60

Boxoffice Magazine

By Tim Cogshell
Parents will want to stay for this one.
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60

Time Out New York

By David Fear
Kids will squeal with delight. Adults will smile indulgently at the mildness of it all.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Narrator Morgan Freeman manages to be both soothing and somber, so it's not until the credits roll that we realize how much more we want to know.
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66 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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