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In this jungle adventure, a high-tech African expedition is searching the Congo for a lost diamond mine when they are set upon by ferocious creatures and savagely murdered. The avaricious Texas-electronics conglomerate that sponsored the ill-fated journey wants to know why, so they send the former fiancee of the expedition leader, scientist and former CIA agent Karen Ross, into the jungle to find out what happened. But before she can enter the country, she must have a good cover story. She ends up commandeering the expedition of a primatologist and his partner who wish to return the gorilla,… 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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