• Release Date: Apr 29, 2005
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Michael Esposito
    75
    One caution: If you get motion sickness, beware, as much of the ride is bumpy and there's some hill-climbing and -descending that some might find disturbing, even in the comfort of an IMAX theater seat.
  2. For close-up views of large African animals in the wild, this IMAX spectacle is hard to beat. However, the film takes up too much of its brief running time tracking down the photogenic beasts.
  3. 50
    The 3-D effects are among the most effective ever shot.
  4. The cinematic safari's simple pleasures are best experienced with the littlest ticket-holders, who get an edifying thrill ride and a computer-assisted sense of a wider world.
  5. 60
    It's informative as far as it goes, but the film's raison d'etre is the simple sight of large wildlife up close and personal, and it's mesmerizing.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. AlexZ.
    Jun 4, 2006
    10
    Loved it. Knowing how tough it is to shoot 3D films, it is not surprising Wild Safari 3D is the first ever 3D wildlife documentary. This is not your traditional National Geo docu. But it is a far better experience. Full Review »
  2. Beth
    Sep 6, 2005
    9
    I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Having grown up in the South African bushveld, the memories came flooding back. It's about as close as you can get to the real thing. Some have criticized this movie because of all the footage that consists of simply driving through the bush looking for the animals. Well--that's how it really is out there! People have a warped ideas that when they go on safari, the animals will be right there -a sort of glorified zoo. No, this is much more accurate and true to life. Overall, an excellent movie...but next time, they need a narrator who can actually pronounce "Hluhluwe" correctly! Full Review »