Congo (1995)

When a diamond expedition in the Congo is lost, a scientist is sent in to find out what happened. Tagging along is an primatologist taking a trained gorilla back to the wild and a Romanian treasure hunter. Jungle adventure flick is fun but… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 9, 1995
DVD Release Date: July 27, 1999
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brian Lowry

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.

Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

The entire tone of the book has been transformed from tension to tongue-in-cheek with dismal results.

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Quentin Curtis
Independent on Sunday

It's a shocker: clunkingly written, dismally acted, haphazardly directed, and with some of the most glaringly conspicuous sound-stages masquerading as the African jungle ever seen in a major American movie.

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Stephen Garrett
Time Out

Dreadfully muddled, but mildly diverting.

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Lucy Mohl

A movie that appears to have been designed first as a future theme park, and then as a major motion-picture.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The lackluster adventure film misses out on most of the thrills from the Michael Crichton 1980 bestseller.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

This glib, overheated film about vicious primates delivers little suspense...

James Berardinelli

This is easily the worst filmed version of anything penned by the prolific author.

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J. Olson

A goofy mess whose screws aren't loose, but missing entirely.

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Flixster Audience Score: 29% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
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Melvin White
Dr. Karen Ross: Are you serving that ape a martini?  "Where You Are The Endangered Species" Congo is another movie that was made because of the… More
Phil Hubbs
Wow I remember seeing this at the cinema, being released and trailers feels like eons ago!. At the time I quite liked the film but didn't think it… More
Edward Boxler
1993. Jurassic Park is the hottest movie of the year and the film's source material, a novel written by Michael Crichton, also becomes the year's… More
Eric Alvarez
Cheesy, bad acting, and dialogue is way too scripted. Stay away.
Marc Lewis
On the title of the poster, it says "From the creators of Jurassic Park"...Yeah right. I bet that just means they glanced over it while they were… More