Born Free
Born Free (1966)

Based on Joy Adamson's book, this moving docudrama tells the story of how Joy and her game-warden husband George raised an orphaned lion cub as their own. Unwilling to send their beloved lioness Elsa to a zoo, they decide to teach her… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 4, 2003
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy
Screendaily

A popular family film, also known for its Oscar-winning score and song

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Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

Although the movie is a family favorite, the DVD treatment is rather shoddy.

Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media

A compelling classic nature story.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

emotionally satisfying for the whole family, as long as you aren't looking for high art or realism

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Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com

A bona fide tear-jerker classic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Bathsheba Monk
I'm on an animal jag now...saw this one somewhere along the line and it holds up well as a late nite DVD. Explores nicely our relationship with wild… More
Barry Lappin
What can you say. A classic.
Stuart Brooks
a classic
Chihoe Ho
The second half was much better than the first that laid most of the groundwork. Some parts were dreary and drawn out too long, but the movie was very moving… More