Plodding pacing, even with a 83 minute running time, only compounds the inconsistencies of a well-meaning but disappointing offering.
Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia)
A nice morning out at the cinema for toddlers, but that's about it.
Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald
In the end, the cast proves to be too big, the storyline too muddled.
Jim Schembri, 3AW
The splendid Madagascar films might have spolied us somewhat when it comes to African cartoon animals, but there is enough action and heart in the story to keep things aloft, especially during the big battle climax.
James Plath, Movie Metropolis
'Adventures in Zambezia' tries to fly high, but struggles to get off the ground.
Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
The film itself is a bit of a hybrid, trying too hard to be all things, although its heart is in the right place as it tells the story of a free-spirited falcon eager to spread his wings and find his place in the world