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: November 12, 1981
DVD Release Date: April 1, 2003
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brad Wheeler
Globe and Mail

Good lord, look what the filmmaker dragged in.

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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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Tom Meek
Cambridge Day

I honestly can't say "Roar" is a good film or even a bad one, because it's both. But I can say there is never a down moment; there is always something to draw you in.

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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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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Forlorn but earnest message film calling for the preservation of wildlife in Africa, that means well but passes for an inane travelogue adventure tale.

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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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Amy Nicholson
L.A. Weekly

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

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Jason Bailey

It can best be described as a cross between a nature special, a home movie, a snuff film, and a key exhibit at a sanity hearing.

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Charles Bramesco
Consequence of Sound

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% 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