Born Free
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Born Free is the heartwarming true story of a British couple who teach their pet lioness how to survive in the wilds of the African jungles. Joy and George Adamson (portrayed by real-life married couple Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers) involuntarily domesticate several lions while living in Kenya. They keep one, named Elsa, until she is fully grown, and rather than turn her over to a zoo, they decide to train her to live like a wild animal so that they can release her into her natural habitat. Geoffrey Keen is a sympathetic government official who convinces the Adamsons that they should set… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A popular family film, also known for its Oscar-winning score and song"
‑ Emanuel Levy, Screendaily
"Although the movie is a family favorite, the DVD treatment is rather shoddy."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"A compelling classic nature story."
‑ Common Sense Media Editors, Common Sense Media
"emotionally satisfying for the whole family, as long as you aren't looking for high art or realism"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"A bona fide tear-jerker classic."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
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