Roar (1981)

Wildlife preservationist Hank lives harmoniously alongside a menagerie of untamed animals, including cheetahs, elephants, lions and tigers on a preservation in the African plains. When his wife and children arrive for a visit, a… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 1, 2003
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Amy Nicholson
L.A. Weekly

ROAR is a thrilling bore, an inanity with actual peril in every scene.

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

Based on its reputation alone, 1981's Roar is the Citizen Kane of films where actors were mauled by lions.

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Charles Ealy
Austin American-Statesman

Roar has to be one of the most unusual movies ever made.

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Variety Staff

The noble intentions of director-writer-producer Noel Marshall and his actress-wife Tippi Hedren shine through the faults and short-comings of Roar.

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Simon Abrams

If you want to see cats chasing people in packs, falling over themselves to descend stairwells, and jump up trees to swipe at disposable human protagonists--you will probably enjoy "Roar."

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Jordan Hoffman

There's really not much going on with Roar storywise. But then you take a step back and think about what it is that you're watching. My viewing of Roar was set to a soundtrack of "Oh my God!" and "Holy crap!", all of my own making.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

The craziest, most breathtakingly bizarre motion picture you are ever likely to see. Imagine Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom as reimagined by Stephen King.

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Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle

On its merits, the film is abysmal, any way you look at it. Still, you can't take your eyes off it (between wincing).

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