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: 70% 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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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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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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M. Faust
The Public (Buffalo)

Knowing that everything in the film is real makes it a one-of-a-kind experience. It will have to be-no sane people would ever want to remake this.

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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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Amy Nicholson
L.A. Weekly

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

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Kathy Fennessy
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

The animals are amazing-whiny young lion Gary may remind you of teenagers you've known-but the acting is terrible.

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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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Flixster Audience Score: 51% 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