Duma

Duma
Duma
  • PG
  • 1h 41m
  • 2005
Certified Fresh93%
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Set in the exotic country of South Africa, this powerful adventure film tells the story of the unbreakable friendship between a cheetah named Duma--the Swahili word for male cheetah cub--and an intrepid young boy named Xan (Alexander Michaletos), who faces the true test of love when he must cross the whole of southern Africa to return his best friend to his rightful home in the wilderness. On his journey, Xan learns that everything always changes, but not love.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh93%
Critics Consensus: This is an old-fashioned, richly textured family film that will appeal to children and adults alike.
Reviews
Denver Post
Michael Booth
Fresh

It's a crime what happened to the wonderful African wilderness movie Duma in 2005. Beautifully dir...

June 21, 2017
Washington Post
Philip Kennicott
Fresh

Visually panoramic, a film that revels in making the expanse of a beautiful place palpable.

June 21, 2017
Boston Globe
Ty Burr
Fresh

Too suspenseful for the youngest children, but for anyone older than 8 or 9, it evokes nothing les...

June 21, 2017
Seattle Times
Jeff Shannon
Fresh

With ravenous alligators and lions on the prowl, Duma delivers familiar adventure, but Ballard ref...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Enchanting coming-of-age story for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the father in the film dies, and that one character almost dies twice. This may upset more sensitive viewers. The main character has to deal with his father's death, moving to a new town, enrolling in a new school, and letting go of his favorite pet -- stressful situations for any kid. The film may inspire young animal lovers to ask if they can have a cheetah or other wild animal for a pet. The main character also runs away from home to return his cheetah to the wild and befriends a stranger.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family
  • Release Date:April 22, 2005
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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