Born To Be Wild
Born To Be Wild (2011)

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… More

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Rated: G
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: April 8, 2011
DVD Release Date: April 17, 2012
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The human story of Born To Be Wild is captivating and the accompanying nature footage is utterly cute and charming.

Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

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.

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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

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.

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Nell Minow

One way or another you'll find yourself saying, "Awwwwww."

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

A decent weekend diversion, this IMAX documentary is cute enough to engage your kids, while teaching them the most basic lessons in ecological responsibility.

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Peter Debruge

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.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

Incredibly moving. Even if you don't have a three-story screen in your home, the film still works marvelously.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

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.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

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.

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Michael Dequina

Does a remarkable job of putting the viewer right with elephants in the Kenyan savannah and orangutans in the lush jungles of Borneo.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Aaron Neuwirth
Morgan Freeman: This story is like a fairy tale, except it's entirely true. I feel that there may be too little to talk about here, as the film is both… More
John Ballantine
Gorgeous and truly touching. Anything involving elephants should be a four star slam dunk for me at minimum. So why stop at 3 and a half? The length is… More