• The Last Lions (2011)

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Release Date: February 18th, 2011

DVD Release Date: January 3rd, 2012

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

Production Co: Wildfire Films, NGE

Distributors: National Geographic

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The result is a movie that may be geared to a nature film fan base but will also appeal to admirers of good storytelling. 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

  • 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

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