Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

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  • Summary: Captured with IMAX® 3D cameras, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar. Lemurs arrived in Madagascar as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species but are now highly endangered.Captured with IMAX® 3D cameras, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar. Lemurs arrived in Madagascar as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species but are now highly endangered.
    Join trailblazing scientist Dr. Patricia Wright on her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Bruce Ingram
    Apr 4, 2014
    88
    The brief but informative (and kid-friendly whimsical) Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is basically a status report on the creatures, who exist nowhere else on Earth.
  2. Reviewed by: Drew Taylor
    Apr 4, 2014
    83
    Even without an active political component, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, on a purely visual level, is one of the more amazing things you're likely to see in a theater this year.
  3. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Apr 3, 2014
    80
    A dazzling introduction, both immersive and sweeping, to one of the planet’s oldest primates (who knew?).
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    Apr 3, 2014
    70
    The music is shamelessly entertaining, and the warmth of Morgan Freeman's narration conveys the possibility that, for all the imminent peril, the lemurs of this enchanted forest still have a fighting chance.
  5. Reviewed by: Olly Richards
    Sep 1, 2014
    60
    It may share a narrator with "March Of The Penguins" but this short documentary is happily more sturdily scientific.
  6. Reviewed by: Martin Tsai
    Apr 3, 2014
    60
    Even at a meager 40 minutes, the film feels padded... But so long as the jubilance brought about by lemurs can compel more protection for the near-extinct species, the film will have served its purpose.
  7. Reviewed by: Kevin McFarland
    Apr 2, 2014
    50
    Though wondrous in stretches, it barely scratches the surface of its subject, the ecological smorgasbord of Madagascar.

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  1. May 15, 2016
    6
    This movie was cute and informative. I love getting the kids to watch these movies just so they are more aware of the creatures on thisThis movie was cute and informative. I love getting the kids to watch these movies just so they are more aware of the creatures on this planet. I have a weakness for animal documentaries. Expand
  2. May 10, 2015
    3
    Was expecting a narrative that followed a group of animals giving us a captivating insight into their lives and story (like 'Winged Migration'Was expecting a narrative that followed a group of animals giving us a captivating insight into their lives and story (like 'Winged Migration' or the TV series 'Meerkat Manor'). Instead we witnessed a 40 minute infomercial on the conservation efforts taking place following one scientist. Blah, blah, blah asteroid killed the dinosaurs, blah blah blah the Lemurs are the oldest adventurers, blah blah blah please don't burn down the rainforest. The end. I'm an advocate of conservation - just was expecting more from an IMAX feature. Seems more appropriate as a PBS special. Expand

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