Born in China (2017) John Krasinski

From frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest, filmmaker Lu Chuan follows the adventures of three animal families in China: the majestic panda, the savvy golden monkey and the elusive snow leopard.
Parents need to know that Born in China is a fascinating nature documentary. Narrated by John Krasinski, it follows a rarely seen snow leopard fighting to feed her young in one of the harshest environments on earth, a golden monkey struggling after being cast out by his family, and a doting giant panda helping her cub become independent. While it’s family friendly overall and promotes messages related to courage and family, there are scenes of animals in peril and fighting for survival and death that could be scary for very little or sensitive kids. The harsh realities of living in the wild include seeing a baby monkey being swept up by a hawk, animals viciously attacking each other, the death of an animal mother. But older kids and parents will likely be interested in seeing this remote part of the world and its inhabitants.

Release date: April 21, 2017 (USA)
Director: Lu Chuan
Narrator: John Krasinski
Box office: 9.9 million USD
Chinese: 我们诞生在中国
Cast: John Krasinski

John Krasinski


Born in China, Reviews

2016 film

Critic reviews

This documentary is a visually stunning look at areas of China that most of us will never see. Full review

Yvonne Condes
Common Sense Media
The film, directed by Lu Chuan, has most of the qualities you remember from born-in-the-wilderness Disney docs going all the way back to “Beaver Valley”. Full review

Owen Gleiberman
Born in China pushes the delicate predator-prey visual balance a bit further than Disney’s previous nature documentaries. Full review
Bob Waliszewski
Plugged In
Some scraggly looking antelopes provide the most impressive imagery in a film that otherwise doesn’t stand out photographically. Full review

Neil Genzlinger
The NYTimes


Disneynature Born In China (2017) – Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: 83% – ‎36 reviews

Top Critic. “Born In China” consistently delivers an amazing eyeful. April 21, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | FullReview… Joe Dziemianowicz. New York Daily News.

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Rating: 2/4 – ‎Review by Simon Abrams

Who exactly is Disney nature documentary “Born in China” for? The obvious answer is baby-animal-loving kids and their parents (sorry, stoners …

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Rating: 4 – ‎Review by Yvonne Condes

Nature docu has gorgeous vistas, moments of peril. Read Common Sense Media’s Born in China review, age rating, and parents guide.

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The stars of the nature documentary “Born in China” include Tibetan antelope, or chiru, as well as more familiar crowd-pleasers like pandas.

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Born in China (2016) – IMDb

Rating: 7.4/10 – ‎653 votes

Documentary · Venturing into the wilds of China, “Born in China” captures intimate moments with …. User Reviews. Born in China is okay for what it is so I’ll leave it at that. 28 April 2017 | by tavm (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews.

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Film Info: With John Krasinski (narrator). Where the wild things are – Disney-style. Director: Chuan Lu. (1:16). Area theaters. As it traces a year in …

Born in China Reviews – Metacritic

Rating: 57% – ‎14 votes

Born in China movie reviews & Metacritic score: A wildlife drama that follows the families of endangered animals in China….

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This Disneynature film, directed by Lu Chuan and narrated by John Krasinski, focuses on some of the unique species found in China: pandas, …

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Born in China – Now Playing … Featuring stunning imagery, the film navigates the vast terrain—from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest—on …

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Born in China – Wikipedia

Born in China ( 生在中国) is a 2016 American-Chinese nature documentary film directed by Lu Chuan. A co-production between Disneynature and Shanghai …

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Rating: 4.9 – ‎7 reviewsBorn in China in US theaters April 21, 2017 starring John Krasinski. Born in China follows the stories of three animal families, transporting audiences to some of …

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