Cheetah (1989)

When two L.A. teens have the chance to go to Africa, they are less than enthused. Once there, however, they change their mind upon meeting a local kid and befriending a cheetah cub. Once the cub grows up, they must reacquaint it to the… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: May 21, 2002
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Ruth Ford
Washington Post

Cheetah brings to focus the concerns of experts and laymen alike.

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Staci Layne Wilson

Despite spotty acting, the story is worth seeing for animal lovers.

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Joly Herman
Common Sense Media

'80s Disney live-action adventure with few perilous moments.

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Scott Weinberg

There's a lot here that the kiddies will like, and it's delivered with a minimum of the outright schmaltz that's become so prevalent in Disney's more recent efforts.

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Brian Orndorf

It's an exceedingly simple story using the lure of golden African locations, animal observation, and teen histrionics to coax viewers in, directed by a guy who used to craft Circle-Vision films for Epcot.

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Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

An overly sentimental 'family film' that brings to mind the old Disney True-Life Adventures, Cheetah is a very old-fashioned movie. And that's not meant as a compliment.

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