National Geographic Entertainment | Release Date: February 18, 2011
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MovieitisMar 20, 2011
"The Last Lions" has a PG rating for a reason! The narration is cloying & childish but the images are extremely graphic. We went with an 8 year old who had to leave the theater she was so disturbed by the events depicted in this story."The Last Lions" has a PG rating for a reason! The narration is cloying & childish but the images are extremely graphic. We went with an 8 year old who had to leave the theater she was so disturbed by the events depicted in this story. It's very accurate & moving, but shocking, too much so for kids. A day later I can't get some of the images out or my mind. Not sorry I went. It's stunningly photographed. It's a movie that anyone who cares deeply about species survival ought to see. Expand
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SeeingthemoviesMar 27, 2011
Words to describe "The Last Lions" are amazing, stunning, incredible, sad and real. Beverley and Dereck Joubert's experiences with the lions after living with them for so many years makes "The Last Lions" a leader in wildlife documentaries.Words to describe "The Last Lions" are amazing, stunning, incredible, sad and real. Beverley and Dereck Joubert's experiences with the lions after living with them for so many years makes "The Last Lions" a leader in wildlife documentaries. The cinematography and editing were amazing. The movie is not showing where we live, so we drove 90 minutes to go see it and it was certainly worth the drive. The way the Jouberts tell the story of a lioness named Ma di Tau (â Expand
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RobinsNestMar 25, 2012
Well shot documentary that actually has a story. The animals have personalities and Mr Irons projects perhaps their "thinking". It is too long, as many of the same situations are played over again. Still it is a thought provoking insight toWell shot documentary that actually has a story. The animals have personalities and Mr Irons projects perhaps their "thinking". It is too long, as many of the same situations are played over again. Still it is a thought provoking insight to what may be happening to the king of beasts. Solid above average effort. Expand
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ConjureAug 23, 2015
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I know that most animal documentaries are also sad but this one got to
me towards the end with Ma di Tau and her precious little daughter. I
still think about the face of the little cub.

This documentary is fantastic. Great scenery and puts you in the
predicament of our lions. I highly recommend watching it.

One thing really got to me. It was a review by MANOHLA DARGIS of the NY
times. Did this women watch the movie or just have an agenda?

She says "Within the first 20 minutes of "The Last Lions" one adult
lion dies in a ferocious on-screen fight .." Then in the next paragraph
she says "First, her old man splits..."

Well, if Manohla actually watched the movie rather than looking at it
she should have known that the adult lion who died was her mate
fighting for her and the cubs to protect their territory. He did not
split. He fought and gave up his life for the family. That is a helluva difference Manohla.

And Ma di Tau and her cubs did not "lose their home in a fire." They were forced out by the new pride that came in and took over their territory. The fire was an impediment to their escape. Geez woman get the facts right.

And you are a film critic????
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