African Cats
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An epic true story set against the backdrop of one of the wildest places on Earth, African Cats captures the real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna. The story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother's strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a once banished lion. -- (C) Cinema-Source

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

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"Hats off to the camera operators who have captured some astonishing wildlife imagery."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
""African Cats" prefers less preaching and more heartstring-tugging. It works, of course, especially if you're trying to raise your own cubs to adulthood."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Washington Post
"the film is relatively bloodless and appropriate for all ages"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"It's Kiplingesque nursery ethology, and one distrusts the editing."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Some nice moments here, but this is a film that looks like a kids' TV featurette from an earlier age."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Anyone with a fondness for bambinos of any species should melt at the sight of mamas with nuzzling cubs."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"No doubt, life is tough in the wild but, this being a Disney flick, it's loving too and even comes with a kiddie-friendly narrative that's easy to summarize and hard to dispute."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"[G]orgeously photographed, astonishingly intimate... We have never seen lions and cheetahs like this before; you won't believe it can have been possible for cameras to get so close without disturbing the animals they're watching..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"A great story, shot throughout with infinite patience."
‑ , This is London
"Of course the photography is second to none - no sense of hidden cameras here, more a feeling of cranes and on-set catering."
‑ Antonia Quirke, Financial Times
"Not coincidentally, African Cats opens on Earth Day. Meeting these magnificent fellow creatures might be a fine way to celebrate."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"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."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"The clarity of the footage is often breathtaking; watching the mother cheetah setting off on a run will have your own heart pounding in expectation."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Post
"It is beautifully shot - the super slo-mo scenes of Sita running are amazing."
‑ Alex Zane, Sun Online
"An attempt the dramatise the animal world which just feels cheap and unworkable. A drag."
‑ David Jenkins, Little White Lies
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