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Noel Marshall

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About the Movie

Produced over the course of ten years, Roar is an audacious cinematic experiment: a thriller showcasing the majesty and ferocity of African lions, filmed on location amidst dozens of actual untrained cats. Photographed by Jan De Bont (d.p. of Die Hard and director of Speed), the result is a spectacular achievement—though often terrifying to watch—as actors (not stunt men) flee, wrestle, and come face-to-face with the massive hunters.Writer/director Noel Marshall stars as Hank, a doctor and outspoken naturalist in Africa who allows lions, tigers, cheetahs, and other big cats to roam freely around his remote estate. While away protecting animals from poachers, Hank’s family—including Marshall’s real-life wife and daughter, Tippi Hedren (The Birds) and Melanie Griffith (Working Girl)—arrive at his home and are stalked by the massive lions that have overrun the house.Not surprisingly, many members of the cast and crew suffered injuries during the making of the film though care was taken to ensure that no animals were harmed. Since filming Roar, Hedren has become an advocate for the protection of big cats, founding the Roar Foundation and the Shambala Preserve.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 20
  • Fresh: 14
  • Rotten: 6
  • Average Rating: 5.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The noble intentions of director-writer-producer Noel Marshall and his actress-wife Tippi Hedren shine through the faults and short-comings of Roar. – Variety Staff, Variety, Apr 16, 2015

Rotten: Good lord, look what the filmmaker dragged in. – Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail, May 8, 2015

Fresh: If you want to see cats chasing people in packs, falling over themselves to descend stairwells, and jump up trees to swipe at disposable human protagonists--you will probably enjoy "Roar." – Simon Abrams,, Apr 17, 2015

Fresh: ROAR is a thrilling bore, an inanity with actual peril in every scene. – Amy Nicholson, L.A. Weekly, Apr 16, 2015

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Customer Reviews


The acting was terrible! So angry with myself for renting this! What a waste!


HOLY MOLY! This movie is NUTS! I can’t believe nobody died. It’s so amazing to watch this crazy family interact with all of these LIONS and TIGERS!!!!!! I will be watching this again and again for sure!!!!

My jaw dropped to floor.MUST SEE!

I have never ever seen anything like this, not even close.
How did they do this?
Too see this brave folks filming this without a being eaten is beyond me.
I still can not get over this.
Just incredible filmmaking.
These big cats are so, so beautiful and playful.
I am stunned.Must see.

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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2015

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