Lion Ark

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  • Summary: Lion Ark follows the world's most ambitious and daring animal rescue, with a narrative meticulously compiled from film, interviews, conversations and the reactions of participants as events actually unfold. A shocking undercover investigation leads to a ban on animal circuses in Bolivia, butLion Ark follows the world's most ambitious and daring animal rescue, with a narrative meticulously compiled from film, interviews, conversations and the reactions of participants as events actually unfold. A shocking undercover investigation leads to a ban on animal circuses in Bolivia, but the circuses defy the law. The team behind the investigation return, track down the illegal circuses and try save every animal. Expand

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Nov 14, 2013
    80
    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
    70
    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
    60
    The lions are majestic yet adorable; too bad the humans are such a sorry sight.
  4. Reviewed by: Hannah Zimmerman
    Nov 12, 2013
    40
    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
    30
    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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