Lion Ark

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  • Release Date: Nov 15, 2013

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Nov 14, 2013
    Lion Ark, a spunky account of a perilous rescue mission, has a ragtag rhythm that befits the mercurial behavior of its hulking furry stars.
  2. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Nov 15, 2013
    The filmmaker, who co-founded ADI with his wife Jan Creamer, documents the dramatic developments in compelling cinema verite fashion.
  3. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Nov 14, 2013
    The lions are majestic yet adorable; too bad the humans are such a sorry sight.
  4. Reviewed by: Hannah Zimmerman
    Nov 12, 2013
    Finding balance between the rescue of abused circus lions and the fascinating cause and effect of a ban that led to the rescue of said lions proves too much for the creators of Lion Ark.
  5. Reviewed by: Geoff Berkshire
    Nov 20, 2013
    Overlong film quickly becomes tedious whenever the camera strays from the lions, who don’t have much personality but prove more compelling than the humans.

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