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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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brad Wheeler
Globe and Mail

Good lord, look what the filmmaker dragged in.

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Erik McClanahan
The Playlist

Whether you find that hilarious or just plain sad is up to you, but there almost certainly will never be anything like "Roar" again, and that's reason enough to check it out.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

This has the same charm as Drafthouse's Miami Connection, only with jungle cats instead of drug-dealing ninjas.

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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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Charles Bramesco
Consequence of Sound

With Roar, filmmaking feels as dangerous and immediate as bomb defusing.

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Matt Prigge

Too a singular to forget and definitely but definitely above criticism.

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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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Brad Keefe
Columbus Alive

4 WTFs out of 4. Not as unintentionally entertaining as The Room or Birdemic, but see it with an audience if you can.

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Keith Phipps
The Dissolve

It's never clear whether it wants to present all the frightened scampering as comical or horrifying, but the unsimulated panic in the actors' eyes pushes it toward the latter.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Byron Brubaker
This was a fun midnight movie experience, but I'm also shocked at the level of madness it took to make this movie happen. When I first saw the trailer in… More