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Good gorillas meet bad gorillas while human beings search for treasure in this jungle advnture saga. R.B. Travis (Joe Don Baker) is the ruthless head of Travi-Com, a telecommunications firm on the cusp of a major breakthrough in laser communications technology. However, Travis needs diamonds to finish the project, so he sends a group of men to Zaire, where he's told that a large supply of the gems can be easily found. When the men go missing, Travis sends his trusted assistant Karen Ross (Laura Linney), a one-time CIA associate, into the jungle to find both his staff and the jewels. Hoping… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 22%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Feels as if the picture were edited to leave the action sequences in while removing any connecting material that might have helped them make sense."
‑ Brian Lowry, Variety
"The entire tone of the book has been transformed from tension to tongue-in-cheek with dismal results."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"I love it because it's good, and yet so bad it's good."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Revel in the sheer insanity and unique humor of this cracking jungle adventure."
‑ James Jennings, Film4
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Dreadfully muddled, but mildly diverting."
‑ Stephen Garrett, Time Out
"A movie that appears to have been designed first as a future theme park, and then as a major motion-picture."
‑ Lucy Mohl,
"You'd be hard-pressed to come up with a movie that ticks more of the boxes for a perfect storm of So Bad It's Perfect."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"A second-rate jungle adventure that delivers far less than it promises."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"No comparison to the book, but not bad for a chuckle. Harmless fun with primate puppets."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"This glib, overheated film about vicious primates delivers little suspense..."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"This is easily the worst filmed version of anything penned by the prolific author."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"It's fairly ridiculous (the apes are clearly people in suits), but it's light and brisk and fun, with a nice open-air feel."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Not the worst adventure flick that I've ever seen, but far from a great one either."
‑ JoBlo, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"A completely unintentional laugh riot and, in that sense, top-drawer Crichton."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
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