Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Apr 10, 2011
    70
    Sticks faithfully to the giantscreen brand's impress-and-educate formula.
  2. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Apr 8, 2011
    75
    If you're a mom or dad bringing your own little primates to the movie, that's a good thing.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Apr 8, 2011
    75
    A good nature film - and a great technical achievement.
  4. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Apr 8, 2011
    75
    For maximum enjoyment, see this on the enormous classic IMAX screen.
  5. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Apr 8, 2011
    60
    Narrator Morgan Freeman manages to be both soothing and somber, so it's not until the credits roll that we realize how much more we want to know.
  6. 75
    While the visuals aren't nearly as eye-popping as those of the underwater movies, the film is more inspiring thanks to its human heroines.
  7. Reviewed by: Peter Hartlaub
    Apr 7, 2011
    75
    The visuals are excellent, featuring a refreshingly small dose of forced cuteness, and plenty of the animals' natural movements.
  8. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Apr 7, 2011
    70
    The women's efforts have already had a fair amount of publicity, so the attraction here is the cinematography, and it makes good use of Imax and 3-D technology, with lovely aerial views and startling close-ups.
  9. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Apr 7, 2011
    80
    Although it runs just a fleet 40 minutes, the film proves a rich and memorable journey.
  10. Reviewed by: Janice Page
    Apr 7, 2011
    63
    Ironically, Born to Be Wild banks solely on its tameness to captivate and inspire, aided by an upbeat, sometimes incongruous soundtrack.
  11. Reviewed by: Tim Cogshell
    Apr 7, 2011
    60
    Parents will want to stay for this one.
  12. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Apr 6, 2011
    75
    Best taken as the perfect film to transition your kids from animation to live action fare – short, sweet, and educational.
  13. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Apr 6, 2011
    60
    Kids will squeal with delight. Adults will smile indulgently at the mildness of it all.
  14. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Apr 5, 2011
    50
    If not for its outsize IMAX presentation, this handsome nonfiction film would be little more than an uplifting episode of PBS's "Nature."
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jun 18, 2011
    10
    Probably the cutest movie I have ever seen!! It is VERY well filmed and directed. I have seen a lot of animal docs and this is BY FAR the best one. :D I highly suggest seeing it! Full Review »
  2. Apr 17, 2011
    9
    Adorable...jumps around a little too much (back and forth, back and forth) between the two stories. IMAX views very impressive. Loved every minute of this documentary. Full Review »
  3. Apr 9, 2011
    10
    Best doc I have seen in a long time. Well filmed and overall put together. Their use of 3D made Avatar look like a re-run of a Smurfs episode. Highly recomend if you care about animals. Full Review »