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PG| 1 hr. 28 min.

Plot Summary
When a rival pride attacks and kills her mate, lioness Ma di Tau faces an arduous battle to preserve the lives of herself and her three cubs. She knows the conquering lions will kill her offspring if they are found, so she leads them to Duba Island. There, she and her cubs face additional danger from the hungry crocodiles and the fierce water buffalo.

Cast: Jeremy Irons

Director: Dereck Joubert

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: National Geographic

The Last Lions (2011)

Release Date: February 18th, 2011|1 hr. 28 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 6 )
  • It's all very melodramatic, but the Jouberts accompany this story with incredible visuals, with an exceptional level of access. Considering how close they get to the animals, it's a wonder none of the filmmakers got mauled. show more

  • One's confidence in factuality is weakened by a cliché-ridden narrative that reads Ma di Tau's mind during her buffalo hunt, and by incessant manipulation of the imagery-not only the use and abuse of slo-mo, but digital enhancement of colors in concert with an almost obsessive concentration on stalking and killing. show more

  • Riveting, especially since these animals' population has horrifyingly dropped from 450,000 to 20,000 in a half-century. show more

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  • June 26, 2011 cdjor01
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    Beautiful cimena presentation. Beautiful background movie. A wonderful testament to saving our planet. Can one imagine the world without lions?

  • May 01, 2011 rodluver
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    Depressing.

  • April 25, 2011 mrsdoc9
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    Great story great scenery a must see.

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