Buddy (1997)

Based on Gertrude Davies Lintz's autobiographical account, this drama examines the relationship between an eccentric New York socialite and the gorilla baby she raises to adulthood. Though she treats him as an overgrown child, a visit… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 6, 1997
DVD Release Date: February 6, 2001
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
USA Today

Stifled by quaint Masterpiece Theatre-for-tykes pretensions, Buddy only comes alive when its quartet of real-life chimps go ape.

Jon Popick
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Light entertainment.

Staci Layne Wilson

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A fine family film filled with rich lessons about animal and human interaction.

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Michael Dequina

Rene Russo provides a welcome dose of starpower, but there is only so much acting she can do opposite a guy in a gorilla suit.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Byron Brubaker
Cute animals make for a passable family film. The animatronic baby gorilla and gorilla costume worn by an actor as Buddy matures are believable effects. Rene… More
Leo L
Truly cute movie!