Born To Be Wild
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Born to be Wild 3D is an inspired story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them-saving endangered species one life at a time. Captured in IMAX 3D, Born to be Wild is a heartwarming adventure transporting moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Birute Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne Sheldrick, as they and their teams rescue, rehabilitate and return… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A terrific big-screen/3D film about the rescue of baby elephants and orangutans by dedicated humans introduces young people to a strong conservation ethic."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"The hip soundtrack adds momentum, and the reassuring narration of Morgan Freeman lets us know these lucky orphans will have a fighting chance for survival after taking their first steps -- or swings -- back into the wild."
‑ Jennie Punter, Globe and Mail
"One way or another you'll find yourself saying, "Awwwwww.""
‑ Nell Minow, Beliefnet
"It's entertaining, poignant, educational (at least for kids), inspirational, and certainly beautiful to look at."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"It's just 40 minutes long, but in that short time it produces more "awwww" moments than any feature-length film to hit theaters this year."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"A decent weekend diversion, this IMAX documentary is cute enough to engage your kids, while teaching them the most basic lessons in ecological responsibility."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Given the sheer scale of the format, Imax provides an ideal context in which to experience 3D, allowing the eyes to wander about each periphery-filling frame and focus on whatever catches our interest, the way we do in the real world."
‑ Peter Debruge, Variety
"Incredibly moving. Even if you don't have a three-story screen in your home, the film still works marvelously."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"Few will be unmoved by the two women's courage and persistence, though Morgan Freeman's intoning voiceover is less persuasive."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Neither soppy nor schmaltzy, Born to Be Wild is a fascinating glimpse into another dimension of our world"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"Their stories are touching and inspiring, but let's face it, the visuals are what make this movie. Born to be Wild takes you to places you've never been and makes you wish you had."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"While there's an important story here - how these two women take in endangered animals with the intention of later releasing them back into the wild - the main attraction is the general adorableness."
‑ Stephanie Merry, Washington Post
"Does a remarkable job of putting the viewer right with elephants in the Kenyan savannah and orangutans in the lush jungles of Borneo."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"A nice family outing, this, but those after an in-depth discussion had better look elsewhere."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"There are plenty of ooh and ah moments in this splendid documentary for all ages in which we are privileged to enter a special world where orphaned baby elephants and orang-utans are nurtured"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
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