Duma Synopsis
A Kenyan boy finds adventure with his pet cheetah.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
An exquisitely filmed, emotionally transfixing epic about a white South African boy's journey to return his pet cheetah to the wild.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The same audience that loves "March of the Penguins" will eat up this beautifully told, gorgeously shot story of a grieving boy trying to...
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Duma, at its best, reminded me exactly why we loved movies as children: because they told stories like this, with images just as...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
An astonishing film.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This is precisely the kind of film that parents clamor for and rarely get: a substantive, stirring, Huck Finn-style saga that doesn't...
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Duma is not a masterpiece, but its deficits recede into insignificance once you open yourself to the movie's mystery and visual splendor.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A newcomer to film, Michaletos grew up on a farm with cheetahs, so he can act natural around the animals while making this Huck Finn-like...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
A superior adventure film with a poetic heart.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Ballard connects you to the beauteous inner calm of the wild, even if audiences today are looking for a lot less calm.
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63

New York Post

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A pleasing fable reminiscent of G-rated nature movies of the '60s and '70s, before kiddie cinema required CGI or hip cultural references.
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By xxkarmaxx
I SAW IT BORED SO PLZ IGNORE THE FOL...

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Rated PG | For mild adventure peril
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ Enchanting coming-of-age story for kids.
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