Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey
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Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey
Gorillas in the Mist is based on the autobiographical 1983 book by naturalist Dian Fossey. Before the book could be brought before the cameras, Fossey had been mysteriously killed; her death provides a logical, if somewhat ghoulish climax to the film. A Kentucky girl, Fossey (Sigourney Weaver) is inspired by famed anthropologist Louis Leakey (Iain Cuthbertson) to devote her life to the study of primates. Traveling into deepest Africa, Fossey becomes fascinated with the lives and habits of the rare mountain gorillas of the Ugandan wilderness. Studying them at close quarters, Fossey develops a… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is a movie for masochists."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Fascinating."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Sigourney Weaver gives a towering, Oscar caliber performance in Michael Apted's biopic about courageous anthropologist Dian Fossey who devoted and risked her to save Africa's vanishing breed."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Sigourney Weaver gives an inspired performance as a woman who launches a crusade to save gorillas in Africa."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Heartbreaking... a must-see."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, StaciWilson.com
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