• Released
  • May 5, 2000
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 54 min
  • Drama
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Despite the movie's dramatic weaknesses, I was spellbound by the images.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
Consist of little more than people arguing or clambering in and out of dusty Land Rovers.
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50

Chicago Tribune

Doesn't have much plot. It just sort of meanders around like a wildebeest playing Blind Man's Bluff.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Surprisingly dull and predictable in its characterizations.
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50

Miami Herald

A wisp of a movie that dissipates the moment you leave the theater.
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50

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
While Basinger admirably invests her role with deep passion and looks splendid in her Kenya khakis, the true story she stars in is...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There is a lack of drama and telling detail. When events happen, they seem more like set pieces than part of the flow.
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39

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
Why waste the price of a movie ticket when you can see wildebeests cavorting for free from the comfort of your own recliner?
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A recitation of woes doesn't constitute a plot, and panoramic shots of migrating wildlife don't convey enough African flavor.
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30

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Plods along in the Oscar-winning, yawn-inducing tradition of "Out of Africa," making me yearn for something less "National Geographic."
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Rated PG-13 | For brief nudity, sexual situations, violence